writhe with

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.
See also: writhe
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Unlike the salvation promised by the pristine vastness of Friedrich's compositions, Rauch's disjointed planes writhe with ambivalence.
She can entertain 10,000 Girl Guides, then writhe with half-naked dancers at a top gay venue in London , all in one night.