verb (used without object), writhed, writh·ing.
verb (used with object), writhed, writh·ing.
- writer's block,
- writer's cramp,
- writing case,
- writing desk,
- writing hand
Origin of writhe
Examples from the Web for writhe
While the presidential guards let him writhe in pain on the pavement, people came to help him up.
"No, Constant's," I said instantly, thinking how it would make him writhe to lend them.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
He had to writhe in silence, to beat his head with his hands, to stifle words of rage and hate and despair.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
Mupiyadpiyad ang magbatì, A woman that is in labor will writhe as she walks.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
Word Origin for writhe
Old English wriðan "to twist or bend," earlier "to bind or fetter," from Proto-Germanic *writhanan (cf. North Frisian wrial, Old High German ridan, Old Norse riða, Middle Swedish vriþa, Middle Danish vride), from PIE *wreit- "to turn, bend" (see wreath). Related: Writhed; writhing.