verb (used without object), writhed, writh·ing.
verb (used with object), writhed, writh·ing.
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Origin of writhe
OTHER WORDS FROM writhewrither, nounwrith·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby writhe
How to use writhe in a sentence
The Twomblys, which might appear settled in more sedate company, here writhe and twitch.
While the presidential guards let him writhe in pain on the pavement, people came to help him up.
He loathed himself for submitting to her cruelty, for it was intentional cruelty—she made him writhe and suffer of set purpose.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Mrs. Prentice eyed him in a way that would have made a person with a thinner skin writhe a little.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
For a time, the South Wind watched them writhe and twist and try to throw each other to the ground.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children|Mabel Powers
He had got under the armor of his enemy at last, and he could feel him wince and writhe at each thrust that he drove home.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Shall the gazer who would read the secrets of the stars turn because under his feet a worm may writhe?