|1.||[ verb ] make someone convulse with laughter|
"The comedian convulsed the crowd"
|2.||[ verb ] be overcome with laughter|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to contract|
"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
|4.||[ verb ] beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all|
|Synonyms:||toss thresh thrash_about thrash slash thresh_about|
|Related terms:||shake beat whip|
|5.||[ verb ] move or stir about violently|
|Synonyms:||toss thresh thrash_about thrash slash thresh_about jactitate|
"The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
|Related terms:||shake jerk whip jactitation|
|6.||[ verb ] shake uncotrollably|
"earthquakes convulsed the countryside"
|7.||[ verb ] contract involuntarily, as in a spasm|
"The muscles in her face convulsed"
|Related terms:||compress convulsion|