- The definition of a tweak is a small adjustment made to something in order to improve it.
A small adjustment made to the engine of a car to make it run better is an example of a tweak.
- To tweak is to twist sharply, or to make small adjustments to something in order to improve it.
- When you twist someone's nose, this is an example of tweak.
- When you make small adjustments to a car's engine to make it run optimally, this is an example of tweak.
- to give a sudden, twisting pinch to (someone's nose, ear, cheek, etc.)
- to adjust or modify slightly, so as to improve performance, efficiency, etc.; fine-tune
Origin of tweakvariant, variety of dialect, dialectal twick ; from Middle English twikken ; from Old English twiccan, to twitch
- such a pinch
- a minor adjustment or modification
verbtweaked, tweak·ing, tweaks
- To pinch, pluck, or twist sharply: tweaked her sister's ear.
- To adjust; fine-tune: tweaked her computer setup.
- To make fun of; tease.
verb, intransitive Slang
- To behave in an agitated or compulsive manner, especially when under the influence of a stimulant drug.
- To be under the influence of a stimulant drug, especially methamphetamine.
- A sharp, twisting pinch.
- A small adjustment: made a few tweaks to the sound system.
- A teasing remark or action; a joke.
Origin of tweakProbably variant of dialectal twick, from Middle English twikken, from Old English twiccian.
(third-person singular simple present tweaks, present participle tweaking, simple past and past participle tweaked)
- To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.
- to tweak the nose.
- (informal) To adjust slightly; to fine-tune.
- If we tweak the colors towards blue, it will look more natural.
- To twit or tease.
- (intransitive, US, slang) To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth.
- (intransitive, US, slang) To exhibit symptoms of methamphetamine abuse, such as extreme nervousness, compulsiveness, erratic motion, excitability; possibly a blend of twitch and freak.
- (intransitive, US, slang) To exhibit extreme nervousness, evasiveness when confronted by law enforcement or other authority (e.g., customs agents, border patrol, teacher, etc.), mimicking methamphetamine abuse symptoms.