The pathetic dives and writhing on the field is a turn off to the most ardent American fan.
“Here, hold this,” he barks, handing me the back end of the writhing monster.
After the film came out, my stepfather said to me, ‘I hope you’re not doing any writhing in your next one.
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.