Definition of writhe
- writhe Noun The number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot
- writhe Verb To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring.
- writhe Verb To wrest; to distort; to pervert.
- writhe Verb To extort; to wring; to wrest.
- writhe Verb To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony ("also figuratively").