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Verb
To cause to twine about one another
“… tends to writhe his fingers together when he's nervous or upset.”
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Make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body
“He was writhing on the floor in agony.”
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Make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience
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Move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground
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To cause persistent suffering to
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To make jerky or restless movements
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Struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water
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Move or cause to move rapidly in a circle or spiral
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Experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust
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To change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
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Suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
Verb
To expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
Noun
A wiggling movement or walk
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