Snake vs Writhe - What's the difference?

snake | writhe |

As a proper noun snake

is (video games) an early computer game, later popular on mobile phones, in which the player attempts to manoeuvre a perpetually growing snake so as to collect food items and avoid colliding with walls or the snake's tail.

As a verb writhe is

to twist, to wring (something).

As a noun writhe is

(knot theory) the number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot.



(wikipedia snake)


(en noun)
  • A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
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  • A treacherous person.
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  • A tool for unclogging plumbing.
  • A tool to aid cable pulling.
  • (slang) A trouser snake; the penis.
  • Synonyms

    * (reptile) joe blake, serpent * (plumbing tool) auger, plumber's snake * (tool for cable pulling) wirepuller

    Derived terms

    * snakebite * snake in the grass * snake oil


  • To follow or move in a winding route.
  • The path snaked through the forest.
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  • , title=Football fever... , group=aus.personals , author=Mark Addinall , date=September 24 , year=1996 , passage=Any Brisbane female interested in snaking down a few beers whilst watching the footy on a big screen? citation
    The river snakes through the valley.
  • (transitive, Australia, slang) To steal slyly.
  • He snaked my DVD!
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  • , title=Home made supercharger ? , , author=Hyena , date=April 5 , year=2001 , passage=Although it wouldn't be the first time some one patented an idea that I'd had a year earlier.F*CK ME !!  Snaked again ! citation
  • To clean using a plumbing snake.
  • (US, informal) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out .
  • (Bartlett)
  • (nautical) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
  • Synonyms

    * (move in a winding path) slither, wind

    See also



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  • To twist, to wring (something).
  • To contort (a part of the body).
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  • *:Cicero (as I remember) had gotten a custome to wryth his nose, which signifieth a naturall scoffer.
  • To twist or contort the body; to be distorted.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 1, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Everton 0-2 Liverpool , passage=The game was engulfed in controversy when Rodwell appeared to win the ball cleanly in a midfield challenge with Suarez. The tackle drew an angry response from Liverpool's players- Lucas in particular as Suarez writhed in agony - but it was an obvious injustice when the England Under-21 midfielder was shown the red card.}} (Webster 1913)


    (en noun)
  • (knot theory) The number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot
  • Anagrams

    * whiter * wither