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  1. convulse

    • IPA[kənˈvəls]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a person) suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs;(of an emotion, laughter, or physical stimulus) cause (someone) to make sudden, violent, uncontrollable movements
    • verb: convulse, 3rd person present: convulses, gerund or present participle: convulsing, past tense: convulsed, past participle: convulsed

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a person) suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs she convulsed, collapsing to the floor with the pain
    • (of an emotion, laughter, or physical stimulus) cause (someone) to make sudden, violent, uncontrollable movements she rocked backward and forward, convulsed with helpless mirth Carlos was convulsed by a second bout of sneezing
    • 2. throw (a country) into violent social or political upheaval a wave of mass strikes convulsed the Ruhr, Berlin, and central Germany
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    • IPA[kənˈvʌls]

    英式

    • v.
      suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs: she convulsed, collapsing to the floor with the pain

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