A small adjustment made to the engine of a car to make it run better is an example of a tweak.
Tweaked her sister's ear.
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.
Tweaked her computer setup.
Made a few tweaks to the sound system.
He is running so many tweaks it is hard to remember how it looked originally.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tweak
- Probably variant of dialectal twick from Middle English twikken from Old English twiccian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English twikken, from Old English twiccian (“to pluck"), cognate with twitch.