Snakes hung on his neck and arms and writhed through his belt loops.
Harden, visibly in pain, writhed on the floor as World Peace was ejected from the game.
In the back of the car, her neighbor shouted and writhed in pain.
Old English wriðan "to twist or bend," earlier "to bind or fetter," from Proto-Germanic *writhanan (cf. North Frisian wrial, Old High German ridan, Old Norse riða, Middle Swedish vriþa, Middle Danish vride), from PIE *wreit- "to turn, bend" (see wreath). Related: Writhed; writhing.