Twitch meaning

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

I twitched my fishing line.

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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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To move jerkily or spasmodically.
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To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
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To pull (at) with a quick, slight jerk; pluck.
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A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement.

A twitch of the eye.

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A sudden pulling; a tug.

The fish gave my line a twitch.

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

A facial twitch.

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A sudden, sharp pain; twinge.
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To move jerkily or spasmodically.
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To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
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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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(1) A live video gaming site from Amazon.com. Twitch allows spectators to watch the game being played in real time for fun or competition. Gaming developers can use the Twitch programming interface (API) to integrate Twitch functions into their games, and they can monetize their skill via ads, subscriptions and gaming tips.Introduced in 2011, Twitch was a spin-off from the Justin.tv streaming platform that was acquired by Amazon in 2014. For more information, visit www.twitch.tv. See e-sports.
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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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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