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English verb: writhe

1. writhe (motion) to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)


SamplesThe prisoner writhed in discomfort.
The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace.


ExamplesThe crowds writhe in the streets, The streets writhe with crowds


Synonymssquirm, twist, worm, wrestle, wriggle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)wrench









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