Lockett began to convulse violently, his head and chest rising up off the gurney multiple times as he called out, “Oh, man.”
A year later, it happened again, causing the emergency medical system to convulse into action once more.
Over and over again they would ask for that record, and it never ceased to convulse them with laughter.
The movement that was to convulse the church had not yet begun.
If I call upon you will you convulse the earth, and rouse to fury the slumbering volcano?
They were just at the age when it takes so little to convulse girls.
And this man he saw ready to convulse his own Empire by beginning a violent persecution against the Arians.
Instead of that, I believe he will convulse them with laughter.
So is an change for the better, like birth and death which convulse the body.
All I claim for Falstaff is that he would be able to convulse us if he were alive and accessible.
1640s, transitive; 1680s, intransitive; from Latin convulsus, past participle of convellere (transitive only) "to pull away, to pull this way and that, wrench," hence "to weaken, overthrow, destroy" (see convulsion). Related: Convulsed (1630s); convulsing.
convulse con·vulse (kən-vŭls')
v. con·vulsed, con·vuls·ing, con·vuls·es
To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.