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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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The reductions in writhes clearly indicate the anti-nociceptive activity.
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).
This peripheral response is generated due to release of various local inflammatory mediators including prostaglandins, cytokines, histamine, substance P, bradykinin and others [19] MeOV displayed a significant decline in the number of writhes at dose 15 and 30 mg/kg as compared to the saline treated group while 7.
rubiginosa extract produced a reduction in the number of writhes at all three doses used, but the most significant effect was obtained at the dose of 200 mg/kg body wt.
A brittle tree for sanctuary The withered woman moans, Her body writhes uncomfortably To skirt the scorching stones.
Avg writhes control group - Avg writhes test group/Avg writhes control group X 100
Then, the mice watched for about 10 min, and the numbers of writhes were noted for every animal.
The 26-year-old writhes around in the buff in a sauna in steamy scenes from the video for her current single, Womanizer.
It is the symbol (actually look-out) of the local natural history museum, which writhes snake-like through a clearing in the woods, its plan responding to a pattern of existing paths.
The Austin Powers: The Spy Who S***d Me star writhes in ecstasy in just a black bra and knickers, seductively rubbing silky pillows on the NBC show.
Miller suspends herself, twitches, and writhes, all with a smile, but to what end?
Intraperitoneal injection of acetic acid produced over 50 writhes in the vehicle-treated control group within the 20 min of observation period (Fig.
The Herbie Fully Loaded star writhes seductively around a pole - as she films new thriller I Know Who Killed Me, in which she is a stripper.
1 -- color) Oscar De La Hoya writhes in pain after being knocked out to lose the middleweight championship unification bout Saturday in Las Vegas.
The wide metal ribbon slides and writhes sideways, east to west, in flattened coils starting with the garage, then defining a partly covered outside platform, thereafter soaring up to make a double-height gallery, descending to kiss a pool and finally returning to the ground to define the bedroom.