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twitch

twitch

 
 
pronunciation:
twIch
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: twitched, twitches, twitching
definition 1: to move or pull with a quick, sudden motion; jerk.
He was twitching his head from side to side.Someone twitched the sleeve of my jacket.
synonyms:
jerk, yank
similar words:
pluck, pull, shake, tug
definition 2: to move with a sudden, often repeated jerking motion.
Her left eye twitches when she doesn't get enough sleep.
synonyms:
jerk, jump
similar words:
jolt, quiver, shake, shiver, tremble
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an involuntary, jerky movement of a body part, or a condition marked by such movements.
The twitch in his leg annoyed him.
synonyms:
tremor
similar words:
convulsion, jerk, jump, quiver, shake, shiver
derivations: twitchingly (adv.), twitcher (n.)
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