Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb writhe

1 sense of writhe

Sense 1
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist -- (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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