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twitch

twitch

 
 
pronunciation:
twIch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: twitched, twitches, twitching
definition: 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, tweak
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move with a sudden, often repeated jerking motion.
Her left eye twitched.
synonyms:
jerk, jump
similar words:
hitch, jiggle, joggle, jolt, quaver, quiver, shake, shiver, tremble
definition 2: to give a quick sharp pull or tug (usu. fol. by at).
They were twitching at his coattails.
synonyms:
yank
similar words:
pluck, pull, snatch, tug, wrench
definition 3: to hurt or ache suddenly or intermittently; twinge.
synonyms:
sting, twinge
similar words:
gripe, hurt, pain, smart
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an involuntary jerky movement of a body part, or a condition marked by the occurrence of such movements.
a characteristic twitch in his leg
synonyms:
spasm, tic, tremor
similar words:
convulsion, hitch, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jump, quaver, quiver, shake, shiver, throe
definition 2: a sudden, sharp pull; tug.
synonyms:
jerk, tug, yank
similar words:
hitch, pluck, pull, tweak, wrench
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derivations: twitchingly (adv.), twitcher (n.)
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