Learn English Irregular Verbs - Writhe

writhe /raɪð/

  • 1 to twist or move your body from side to side, especially because you are in pain or suffering:

    She lay on the floor, writhing in pain.
    Her whole body writhed and twisted in vain against the bonds that held her.
    The creature's limbs twitched and writhed.
    It was my habit to sit and write there under an aged writhen tree.

  • 2 to experience a difficult or unpleasant situation or emotion:

    He had writhed as he wrote the words and she writhed as she read them.
    Everything writhed inside him as she writhed in his arms, forcing his decision.

Past simple

  • writhed

  • wrothe

Past participle

  • writhed

  • writhen

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