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writhe

verb

1 writhe

To move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling):
— The prisoner writhed in discomfort.

synonyms: squirm, twist, worm, wrestle, wriggle.

Roget 243: distort, contort, twist, warp, wrest, writhe, make faces, deform, misshape.   

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Dutch: draaien, kronkelen, ontwijken, spartelen, vervormen, wiebelen, wriemelen, wringen




Moby thesaurus: ache, agonize, ail, anguish, bend, blanch, bleed, blench, buckle, contort, crook, crumple, distort, feel pain, feel the pangs, fidget, flinch, flip out, flutter, freak out on ... show more.

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