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  1. twitch
    IPA[twiCH]
  2. verb

    • 1. give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement:

      the dog twitched his ears he saw her lips twitch and her eyelids flutter
      Synonym : jerk, move spasmodically/convulsively, spasm, convulse, flutter, quiver, tremble, shiver, quaver, shudder
    • 2. cause to move in a specified direction by giving a sharp pull:

      he twitched a cigarette out of a packet
      Synonym : snatch, pluck, pull, tug, tweak, yank
    • 3. apply a sudden pull or jerk to (a horse).

    noun

    • 1. a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement:

      his mouth gave a slight twitch
      Synonym : spasm, convulsive movement, convulsion, jerk, flutter, quiver, tremor, shiver, shudder, tic
    • 2. a sudden pull or jerk:

      he gave a twitch at his mustache
      Synonym : pull, tug, tweak, yank
    • 3. a sudden sharp sensation; a pang:

      he felt a twitch of annoyance
      Synonym : twinge, dart, stab, prick, pang
    • 4. a stick with a small noose attached to one end. The noose may be twisted around the upper lip or the ear of a horse to subdue it, especially during veterinary procedures.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: twitch, plural noun: twitches

    • v.: verb: twitch, 3rd person present: twitches, gerund or present participle: twitching, past tense: twitched, past participle: twitched

    • verb

      give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement:

      cause to move in a specified direction by giving a sharp pull:

    • noun

      a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement:

      a sudden pull or jerk:

    • adjective

      (of a muscle fiber) contracting slowly, providing endurance rather than strength:
    • adjective

      (of a muscle fiber) contracting rapidly, thus providing power rather than endurance.
    • noun

      another term for couch
    • adjective

      (of a muscle fibre) contracting slowly, providing endurance rather than strength:
    • adjective

      (of a muscle fibre) contracting rapidly, thus providing strength rather than endurance.
    • noun

      couch grass.
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