contort, move painfully, squirm, distort, suffer, twist and turn, undergo agony, turn with pain, throw a fit*.
Antonyms rest*, be at ease, move easily.
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To twist and turn, as in pain, struggle, or embarrassment:
To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side: