Twitch definition

twĭch
To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk.

I twitched my fishing line.

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To move jerkily or spasmodically.
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A sudden, sharp pain; twinge.
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To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
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To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
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A sudden, sharp pain.
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To pull (at) with a quick, slight jerk; pluck.
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The definition of a twitch is a quick and short movement.

An example of a twitch is a very fast and painless muscle spasm.

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Twitch is defined as to move or pull with a slight jerk.

An example of twitch is for an eye to suddenly start rapidly blinking.

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A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement.

A twitch of the eye.

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To move with a quick, slight jerk or jerks or spasmodically.
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To ache with a sudden, sharp pain.
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A quick, slight jerk.
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To move jerkily or spasmodically.
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A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement.

A twitch of the eye.

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A sudden, sharp pain.
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A brief, small (sometimes involuntary) movement out of place and then back again; a spasm.

I saw a little twitch in the man's face, and knew he was lying.

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(informal) Action of spotting or seeking out a bird, especially a rare one.
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(farriery) A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse and twisted to keep the animal quiet during minor surgery.

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(intransitive) To perform a twitch; spasm.
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To jerk sharply and briefly.

To twitch somebody's sleeve for attention.

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To spot or seek out a bird, especially a rare one.
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Couch grass, a species of grass, often considered as a weed.
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A sudden pulling; a tug.

The fish gave my line a twitch.

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A sudden, quick motion, esp. a spasmodic one; tic.

A facial twitch.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
twitch
Plural:
twitches

Origin of twitch

  • Middle English twicchen possibly akin to Low German twikken

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English twicchen; akin to Old English twiccian and Old High German gizwickan.

    From Wiktionary

  • alternate of quitch

    From Wiktionary