HyperDic: convulse

English > 6 senses of the word convulse:
VERBcommunicationconvulsemake someone convulse with laughter
bodyconvulsebe overcome with laughter
motionconvulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitatemove or stir about violently
motionconvulseshake uncontrollably
contactconvulsecause to contract
contactconvulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
English > convulse: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake someone convulse with laughter.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The comedian convulsed the crowd"
Cause toconvulseBe overcome with laughter
Broaderamusemake (somebody) laugh
Spanishcrispar, matar de risa
Catalanconvulsar, crispar
Adjectivesconvulsiveresembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
Nounsconvulsionviolent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
English > convulse: 6 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningBe overcome with laughter.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Caused byconvulsemake someone convulse with laughter
Broaderlaugh, express joy, express mirthproduce laughter
Spanishconvulsionar
Catalanconvulsar
Adjectivesconvulsiveresembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
English > convulse: 6 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove or stir about violently.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsthresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate
Narrowerwhipthrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
Broadershake, agitateMove or cause to move back and forth
Spanishacuchillar, agitar, convelerse, dar vueltas, moverse agitadamente, reducir, sacudirse, sacudir, trillar, vapulear
Catalanconvulsar, crispar, remenar
English > convulse: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningshake uncontrollably.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"earthquakes convulsed the countryside"
Broadershake, agitateMove or cause to move back and forth
Spanishconvulsionar
English > convulse: 6 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningCause to contract.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
Broadercompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
Similar toconvulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
Adjectivesconvulsiveaffected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions
Nounsconvulsionviolent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
English > convulse: 6 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningcontract involuntarily, as in a spasm.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The muscles in her face convulsed"
Broadercompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
Similar toconvulseCause to contract
Spanishconvulsionar
Catalanconvulsar
Adjectivesconvulsiveaffected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions
Nounsconvulsionviolent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

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