Definitions for writheraɪð
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
writheraɪð(v.; n.)writhed, writh•ing
(v.i.)to twist the body about, as in pain or effort.
to suffer acute embarrassment.
(v.t.)to twist or bend out of shape or position; contort.
to twist (oneself, the body, etc.) about, as in pain.
(n.)a twisting of the body, as in pain.
Origin of writhe:
bef. 900; ME; OE wrīthan to twist, wind, c. OHG rīdan, ON rītha; akin to wreath
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)
to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
The number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot
To twist, to wring (something).
To contort (a part of the body).
To twist or contort the body; to be distorted.
Origin: writhen, from wriþan, from wrīþanan 'to twist, turn' (cf. Old High German rīdan 'to turn', Old Norse ríða 'to wind'), from (compare Lithuanian riēsti 'to unbend, wind, roll').
to twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring
to wrest; to distort; to pervert
to extort; to wring; to wrest
to twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively
In knot theory, there are several competing notions of the quantity writhe, or Wr. In one sense, it is purely a property of an oriented link diagram and assumes integer values. In another sense, it is a quantity that describes the amount of "coiling" of a mathematical knot in three-dimensional space and assumes real numbers as values. In both cases, writhe is a geometric quantity, meaning that while deforming a curve in such a way that does not change its topology, one may still change its writhe.
Translations for writhe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to twist violently to and fro, especially in pain or discomfort
to writhe in agony; She writhed about when I tickled her.
- гърча сеBulgarian
- contorcer-sePortuguese (BR)
- svíjet seCzech
- sich krümmenGerman
- vride sigDanish
- σφαδάζω, σπαρταρώGreek
- از شدت درد به خود پیچیدنFarsi
- (se) tordreFrench
- לְהִתפַּתֵל מִכּאֵבHebrew
- kriviti, trzatiCroatian
- engjast umIcelandic
- torcersi, contorcersiItalian
- 몸을 뒤틀다Korean
- locīties (sāpēs); mētātiesLatvian
- vri seg, sno segNorwegian
- wić sięPolish
- از شدت درد به خود پیچیدنPersian
- له درده تاوېدل را تاوېدل (تاوول، را تاوول) تاوېدلPashto
- a se zvârcoliRomanian
- zvíjať saSlovak
- zvijati seSlovenian
- grčiti seSerbian
- vrida sigSwedish
- บิดตัวเพราะเจ็บปวด; งอเพราะเจ็บปวด; บิดเบี้ยวด้วยความเจ็บปวดThai
- (尤指因痛苦或不適)扭動(身體)Chinese (Trad.)
- корчитися, звиватисяUkrainian
- درد سے اینٹھناUrdu
- đau quằn quạiVietnamese
- （尤指因痛苦或不适）扭动（身体）Chinese (Simp.)
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