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convulse with (something)

To shake or seize with something (such as a physical display of emotion). The wife of the victim convulsed with sobs at his funeral. After being outside in the snow for so long, Cathy started convulsing with shivers.
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convulse someone with something

to cause someone to quake or jerk because of pain or emotion. (Can be physical or figurative; see examples.) He convulsed with abdominal pain from something he ate. The audience was convulsed with laughter.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The proportion of animals convulsing is compared using Chi-squared test.
He was out cold and he hit the floor and started convulsing.
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Next a three-year-old boy, who was convulsing violently and fell unconscious, had to wait 1.5 hours for an ambulance.
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The former Rangers ace was left convulsing on the pitch but was released from hospital yesterday.
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He was found convulsing on the floor and taken to hospital but he died two days later.
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The QI star said he broke four ribs while convulsing unconscious in a hotel room.