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twitch

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verb \ˈtwich\

Definition of twitch

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move jerkily :  quiver

  3. 2 :  to undergo a brief spasmodic muscular contraction his hand twitched

  4. 3 :  pull, pluck twitched at my sleeve

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to move or pull with a sudden motion :  jerk

twitcher

noun

Examples of twitch in a Sentence

  1. Her mouth was twitching as she began to cry.

  2. The rabbit twitched its ears.

Origin and Etymology of twitch

Middle English twicchen; akin to Old English twiccian to pluck, Old High German gizwickan to pinch


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twitch

noun

Definition of twitch

  1. 1a :  a brief spasmodic contraction of the muscle fibersb :  a slight jerk of a body part

  2. 2 :  an act of twitching; especially :  a short sudden pull or jerk

  3. 3 :  a physical or mental pang a twitch of remorse

  4. 4 :  a loop of rope or strap that is tightened over a horse's lip as a restraining device

twitchily

play \ˈtwi-chə-lē\ adverb

twitchy

play \ˈtwi-chē\ adjective

First Known Use of twitch

1523


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twitch

noun

Definition of twitch

Origin and Etymology of twitch

alteration of quitch


TWITCH Defined for English Language Learners

twitch

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verb

Definition of twitch for English Language Learners

  • : to make a slight, sudden movement that is not controlled or deliberate

  • : to move or pull (something) with a sudden motion


TWITCH Defined for Kids

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twitch

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verb \ˈtwich\

Definition of twitch for Students

twitched

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twitching

  1. 1 :  to move or cause to move with a slight trembling or jerky motion :  quiver The rabbit twitched its ears. Her body was twitching with exhaustion.

  2. 2 :  to move or pull with a sudden motion :  jerk She twitched the blanket aside.


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twitch

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noun

Definition of twitch for Students

  1. 1 :  a slight tremble or jerk of a muscle or body part a twitch of the tail

  2. 2 :  a short sudden pull or jerk Charlotte gave her web a twitch and moodily watched it sway. — E. B. White, Charlotte's Web


Medical Dictionary

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twitch

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intransitive verb \ˈtwich\

Medical Definition of twitch

  1. :  to undergo a brief spasmodic muscular contraction the muscle twitched


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twitch

noun

Medical Definition of twitch

  1. :  a brief spasmodic contraction of muscle fibers; also :  a slight jerk of a body part caused by such a contraction


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twitch

noun

Medical Definition of twitch



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