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Definitions and Synonyms of writhe | Another word for writhe | What is writhe?

Definition 1: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) - [verb of motion]

Samples where writhe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
  • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Synonyms for writhe in the sense of this definition

(writhe is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of writhe ) make a sudden twisting motion

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