resulting in to endure agony to at the mercy of severe discomfort to torture
- To writhe with agony to suffer violent anguish
- endure agony or anguish
- cause to agonize
- To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
- To struggle; to wrestle; to aim desperately.
- resulting in to suffer agony; to at the mercy of extreme discomfort; to torture.
1580s, "to torture," from Middle French agoniser or directly from Medieval Latin agonizare, from Greek agonizesthai "contend in the struggle" (see agony). Intransitive sense of "suffer real discomfort" is taped from 1660s; compared to "to worry intensely" is from 1853. Relevant: Agonized; excruciating.
(v. i.) To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
- (v. i.) To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.
- (v. t.) To cause to suffer agony; to at the mercy of severe pain; to torture.