convulse

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Synonyms for convulse

Synonyms for convulse

to cause to move to and fro violently

Synonyms for convulse

make someone convulse with laughter

Related Words

be overcome with laughter

move or stir about violently

shake uncontrollably

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contract involuntarily, as in a spasm

References in classic literature ?
She writhed as one who is in terrible pain, and her limbs were dreadfully convulsed.
Sir Charles lay on his face, his arms out, his fingers dug into the ground, and his features convulsed with some strong emotion to such an extent that I could hardly have sworn to his identity.
A more absurd object than she presented cocked up there with her face convulsed with anger, her feet dangling, and her body rigid for fear of an upset, I could not imagine.
As we dashed up to the door, my friend's face convulsed with grief, a gentleman in black emerged from it.
Tess was convulsed with weeping, the tension of so many days having relaxed at last.
Archer's face suddenly convulsed with happy sobs, the low benedictory murmur of the Rector's voice, the ordered evolutions of the eight pink bridesmaids and the eight black ushers: all these sights, sounds and sensations, so familiar in themselves, so unutterably strange and meaningless in his new relation to them, were confusedly mingled in his brain.
The doctor and his friends felt themselves in a very anomalous condition; an atmospheric current of extreme velocity was bearing them away beyond arid mountains, upon whose summits vast fields of snow surprised the gaze; while their convulsed appearance told of Titanic travail in the earliest epoch of the world's existence.
The perfect seriousness with which he narrated his misfortunes convulsed me with laughter, and this added to Mrs.
He was evidently distressed, and breathed painfully, but could not restrain the wild laughter that convulsed his usually impassive features.
Vincy's spirit quite broke down, and her Niobe throat and good-humored face were sadly convulsed.
There were times when I could not but think less of the boy, seeing him rock convulsed over antics of Irene that have been known to every nursemaid since the year One.
Panting--her face convulsed with rage, La sprang to her feet.
My hair was bristling, and I was convulsed with a fierce, unreasoning rage.
His throat worked spasmodically, but made no sound, while he struggled with all his body, convulsed with the effort to rid himself of the incommunicable something that strained for utterance.
On their small, convulsed faces there shone the grins of true assassins.