verb (used without object), writhed, writh·ing.
verb (used with object), writhed, writh·ing.
Origin of writhe
Examples from the Web for writhes
No more wishing you could feel her hot breath on your neck as she writhes in ecstasy.Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star|Aurora Snow|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During this year I have striven with sorrow as a man, helpless in a desert, who writhes in the folds of the poisonous serpent.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
How it writhes and twists at the least touch of unfavorable criticism!Quiet Talks on Power|S.D. Gordon
His respiration makes his sides swell even to bursting, and he writhes with his hands.The Temptation of St. Antony|Gustave Flaubert
(He vainly tries to snap his bonds and writhes convulsively, crying) Brothers!The Iron Pincers|Eugne Sue
He must be agitated with the debate, for he writhes as though his red cushion were a sheet of hot iron.Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland|Henry B. Stanton
British Dictionary definitions for writhes
Word Origin for writhe
Word Origin and History for writhes
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.