verb (used without object), writhed, writh·ing.
verb (used with object), writhed, writh·ing.
Origin of writhe
Examples from the Web for writhed
Harden, visibly in pain, writhed on the floor as World Peace was ejected from the game.Metta World Peace, David Beckham, and More Flagrant Fouls in Sports|Brittany Jones-Cooper|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the back of the car, her neighbor shouted and writhed in pain.
Snakes hung on his neck and arms and writhed through his belt loops.
She kicked and writhed, and a little tearing sound was heard.At the Villa Rose|A. E. W. Mason
She compared herself to Elaine, and writhed at the abyss separating them; one so pure and noble, the other so degraded.Odette's Marriage|Albert Delpit
There was a flash and a crash, and the Indian fell to the ground, over which he writhed in agony.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
Why, I've heard them gibber of things one mustn't eat till I writhed in anguish.Ewing\'s Lady|Harry Leon Wilson
Something like northern lights, they glinted and gleamed, wrestled and writhed.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
British Dictionary definitions for writhed
Word Origin for writhe
Word Origin and History for writhed
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.