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Another word for writhe

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  1. To twist and turn, as in pain, struggle, or embarrassment

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To throw lightly or casually or with a sudden jerk:
      2. To throw or propel upward:
      3. To throw or propel to the ground:
      1. To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.
      2. To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
      3. The act of squirming.
      1. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
      2. To suffer extreme pain:
      3. To cause great pain or anguish to.
    See also:

    repetition

  2. To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side

      1. To turn or twist the body or a body part with writhing motions:
      2. To move or proceed with writhing motions:
      3. To move with a wriggling motion:
      1. Any of various invertebrates, especially an annelid, flatworm, nematode, or nemertean, having a long, flexible, rounded or flattened body, often without obvious appendages.
      2. Any of various crawling insect larvae, such as a grub or a caterpillar, having a soft elongated body.
      3. Any of various other animals, such as a shipworm or a slowworm, having a long slender limbless body.
      1. To move back and forth with quick irregular motions:
      2. To move or proceed with a twisting or turning motion; wriggle:
      3. To insinuate or extricate oneself by sly or subtle means:
      1. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
      2. To move shakily; wobble:
      3. A wobbling motion.
      1. To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.
      2. To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
      3. The act of squirming.
      1. A small wiggly mark or scrawl.
      2. To squirm and wriggle.
      3. To make squiggles.

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