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  • v  make someone convulse with laughter
    The comedian convulsed the crowd
  • v  be overcome with laughter
  • v  move or stir about violently
  • v  shake uncontrollably
    earthquakes convulsed the countryside
  • v  cause to contract
    The spasm convulses her facial muscles
  • v  contract involuntarily, as in a spasm
    The muscles in her face convulsed

  • What dark chain of events led to the death of the King and nine other members of the royal family is the question that continues to confuse and convulse the landlocked country at .
  • Given the steady number of deaths that continue to convulse the region, the government's campaign to win hearts and minds hasn't paid off yet.
  • And historically, earthquakes in the Midwest convulse much greater territory than their equivalents in California.

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