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twitch

verb \ ˈtwich \

Definition of twitch

intransitive verb
1 :to move jerkily :quiver
2 :to undergo a brief spasmodic muscular contraction
  • his hand twitched
3 :pull, pluck
  • twitched at my sleeve
transitive verb
: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

twitch Synonyms


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twitch

noun

Definition of twitch

1 a :a brief spasmodic contraction of the muscle fibers
b :a slight jerk of a body part
2 :an act of twitching; especially :a short sudden pull or jerk
3 :a physical or mental pang
  • a twitch of remorse
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

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

verb \ ˈtwich \

Definition of twitch for Students

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

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twitch

noun

Definition of twitch for Students

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

intransitive verb \ ˈtwich \

medical Definition of twitch

:to undergo a brief spasmodic muscular contraction
  • the muscle twitched

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twitch

noun

medical Definition of twitch

: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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