Writhe

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Physical TormentPlay
Use 'writhe' to describe intense physical pain, as if twisting one's body uncontrollably. SlideThe injured player writhed on the ground, clutching his leg.
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Not LiteralPlay
'Writhe' can be used figuratively to describe someone suffering, not always physically visible. SlideFiguratively, he writhed with the knowledge of his betrayal.
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Powerful ImageryPlay
Describing someone as 'writhing' creates a strong visual image of suffering. SlideShe writhed under the constraints of the tight ropes.