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writhe
used in The Guardian

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Definition
to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • Singer was on his side, struggling now to get up, growling and crying at the same time, writhing in pain, blood gushing onto the sand.
    Forty-two (89% in)
  • Mike started tickling her before she could finish, and Julie squealed as she writhed away from his grip.
    Twenty-three (81% in)

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