Synonyms for (verb) writhe

Synonyms: worm, wrestle, wriggle, writhe, twist, squirm

Definition: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Usage: The prisoner writhed in discomfort; The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right