Definition of 'writhe'
Example sentences containing 'writhe'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Horror footage showed him writhing on the ground. The Sun (2017)Footage showed the man writhing in agony as the tigers passed him between them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The protesters then carried her writhing body back towards nearby police and dumped her. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We hear him writhing in pain and singing to his mother and boasting about a comeback. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It certainly seems to be working for the dancers writhing around her. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where are the bodies writhing in synchronised agony? Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he cannot bear to watch news footage of her writhing on the ground. The Sun (2011)He was left badly injured and writhing in pain. The Sun (2013)Stories emerged of patients writhing in agony being ignored by staff or being told to return to soiled beds after seeking help. The Sun (2010)He was obviously in great pain, he was writhing about. The Sun (2008)The woman lay writhing and twisting upon the hearth, struggling for breath through her bruised throat. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEShe must have cried for another ten minutes, writhing in pain as she did. Christianity Today (2000)Half of the country is writhing around wondering how to pay the mortgage and it's draining. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It turned out to be an innocent farm truck, its elderly driver left writhing in the dirt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Victims were vomiting, writhing in agony and screaming that they felt their heads were about to explode. The Sun (2006)There was talk of me writhing around in a pool of blood, but the costume designer just said no. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As he lay writhing in agony on the ground, the owner refused to put the dog on a lead or hand over his contact details. The Sun (2013)He remembers the noise, the screams and then finding himself on the ground, writhing in pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'writhe'
Used Occasionally. writhe is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'writhe'
British English: writhe VERB
If you writhe, your body twists and turns violently backwards and forwards, usually because you are in great pain or discomfort.
He was writhing in agony.
Definition of writhe from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.