Writhed is defined as twisted or moved the body in a strange way.
A woman moving around on the floor during a seizure is an example of having writhed on the floor.
- simple past tense and past participle of writhe
Variant of writhe
transitive verbwrithed, writhing
to cause to twist or turn; contort
Origin of writheMiddle English writhen ; from Old English writhan, to twist, wind about, akin to Old Norse rītha ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wer-, to bend, twist from source wreath, wry
- to make twisting or turning movements; contort the body, as in agony; squirm
- to suffer great emotional distress, as from embarrassment or revulsion
a writhing movement; contortion