v. t.1.To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.
[imp. & p. p. Twitched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twitching.]
n.1.The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve.
2.A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.
3.(Far.) 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. By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation.
Noun1.twitch - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
Verb1.twitch - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
Synonyms: jerk
2.twitch - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
Synonyms: jerk
3.twitch - toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
Synonyms: flip
4.twitch - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
Synonyms: nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, squeeze
5.twitch - move or pull with a sudden motion
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Translate Twitch to German, Translate Twitch to French
twist drill
twist wood
Twisted curve
twisted pair
twisted pair only
Twisted surface
Twisting pair
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Twitch grass
two dollar bill
two dozen
two hundred
two iron
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