writhe
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writhe(
rayth
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to squirm)
a. retorcerse
He was kicked in the stomach and fell to the floor, writhing in agony.Le dieron una patada en el estómago y cayó al suelo, retorciéndose de dolor.
2. (to suffer emotionally)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It makes me writhe to think of the awful things I said to him.Me muero de vergüenza al pensar en las cosas terribles que le dije.
She writhed with uncontrollable jealousy.Los celos la consumían totalmente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to twist about)
a. retorcer
The dance involves writhing your arms about in all sorts of shapes.El baile consiste en retorcer los brazos en todo tipo de formas.
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writhe
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. retorcerse
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writhe [raɪð]
intransitive verb
retorcerse
to writhe with or in pain retorcerse de dolor; to writhe with embarrassment morirse de vergüenza or pena; (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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