writhe

語源:12世紀 writhan ねじる、ひねる

動詞:@痛みで身悶えする、のた打ち回る
Writhing in acute stomochache, the businessman was taken to the ER by ambulance.
His face writhed in agony of hearing of his real mother.

A蛇などがくねくね身をよじらせる
The snake writhed through the bush and seeked for its meal.

同義語:squirm(1級頻出), twist, wriggle

squirm

語源:squid(イカ)とworm(虫)の混成語?

動詞:居心地の悪さに身をよじらせる
During dinner, the boy squirmed in his seat restlessly. Finally he shouted "I wanna go to the toilet!"
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