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spastic

mod. overly responsive; out of control. She can get so spastic when I come in late.
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Her arms trembled almost spastically, and it seemed she was losing her mind.
The energetic single Super Riddim Internacional had the crowd electrified and dancing spastically in frenzies, while they were also offered delicately beautiful melodies such as Dejenme si estoy llorando and Circulo de Amor.
It is not only strange but deeply conflicted, profoundly paradoxical: he moves erratically, almost spastically around Professor M.
But if Mark Morris flips his hand spastically, as he did at predictable intervals in the recent dance Foursome, the audience guffaws.
In addition, in contrast to tadpoles maintained in saline, vehicle, or nonestrogenic compounds who would swim normally when touched on the head, tadpoles that had been treated with micromolar concentrations of estrogenic compounds did not display normal swimming patterns but twitched spastically when touched.
Many older Cambodians wrestle spastically with English.
Initially, entrepreneurs focused on resolving technical challenges such as the emulsion peeling off film stock (whereby the visual image was lost), images that leapt spastically about the screen, film that broke when advancing through cameras and projectors, how to standardize equipment and film stock, and how to prevent fires in theatres due to flammable film stock and electrically charged machinery (Musser 1990, 1991).
In general, earnings have spastically significant explanatory power of stock price movement, albeit superior to cash flow [Casey and Bartzak, 1984].
I spun to catch my colleague Jeff spastically shaking his computer mouse.
As she stood up, the building shifted beneath her feet - first to the left and then to the right, twisting from side to side as if the entire house were being slowly pushed down an embankment of sand, gathering momentum until the furniture danced spastically upon the hardwood floors.
He possessed, along with a closet full of stupid door prizes, the more abstract but lasting memory of himself jumping around spastically on the dance floor in a rare moment of inhibition, while simultaneously puzzling over the lyric: "You can't hope / To Understand / The New York Times effect on man.