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writhe

verb [I]     /raɪð/
to make large twisting movements with the body: The pain was so unbearable that he was writhing in agony. She was writhing around/about on the ground.Bending, twisting and curving informal to experience a very difficult or unpleasant situation or emotion, such as extreme embarrassment: He and four other senators were writhing in the glare of unfavorable publicity.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of writhe verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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