Definition of writhe

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