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writhe under something

1. . Lit. to squirm with pain from being beaten with something. The sailor writhed under the sting of the lash. The child writhed under the pain of his spanking.
2. . Fig. to suffer under a mental burden. I writhed under her constant verbal assault and finally left the room. Why do I have to writhe under her insults?
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writhe with something

1. . and writhe in something [for someone or an animal] to squirm because of something, such as pain. Carl writhed with pain and began to cry. He was writhing in pain when the paramedics arrived.
2. . [for something] to support or contain something that is writhing. The pit was writhing with snakes and other horrid things. The floor of the basement was writhing in spiders and crawly things.
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On the whole, the percentage decrease in mean number of writhings by both doses of amiloride in mice is lower when compared to that in rats, whereas the percentage decrease in mean number of writhes by aspirin is more in mice than that in rats (Figures 3 and 4).
Table 3: Effect of different drugs in acetic acid-induced writhing models in mice Groups (n = 6 animals) Number of writhes Percentage (in 10 min) analgesia Control (normal saline 23.
Hence extremely sophisticated glass fixings were evolved that will allow the glass panels to remain roughly in the same relationship to each other while the supporting grid (and the bearing arms which are welded to it) writhe about overhead.
The abdominal writhes (constrictions), after 5 minutes of the acetic acid injection (0.
The analgesic activity was determined by observing the number of writhes in the various treated groups.
1ml/10gm) in the peritoneal cavity of the animals The number of writhes produced for a period of 5-30 mins were counted.
Her S&M hit video, in which she writhes in See Charlie Catchpole: Page 23 MANY kids' role models have been accused of promoting "sexualisation" in society.
Rihanna also writhes around in bondage gear in the promo while singing: "Strut up in the club, posted in the back, feeling so good, looking so bad.
Described by its architect as a 'coralline concretion', it writhes and heaves like a blanched, beached sea creature along the water's edge.
Angst writhes through her tone, along with dejection, rejection, frustration and humiliation.
And she's certainly good at getting herself in a twist as she writhes about half-naked on stage.
Gwynnie frolicks naked in the waves and writhes about in bed with co-star Daniel Craig, so we're sure the Coldplay singer can hardly wait.
The Nature article presents photos that illustrate the reason for that uniformity: A rare lefty in a right-spiraling species closely related to Euhadra writhes heroically but fails to mate with a partner with the majority spiral.
Data represent the average of the total number of writhes observed at 5-min intervals and are expressed as percentage inhibition.