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twitch

 (twĭch)
v. twitched, twitch·ing, twitch·es
v.tr.
To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk: I twitched my fishing line.
v.intr.
1. To move jerkily or spasmodically.
2. To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
n.
1. A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement: a twitch of the eye.
2. A sudden pulling; a tug: The fish gave my line a twitch.
3. A sudden, sharp pain.

[Middle English twicchen; possibly akin to Low German twikken.]

twitch′ing·ly adv.

twitch

(twɪtʃ)
vb
1. to move or cause to move in a jerky spasmodic way
2. (tr) to pull or draw (something) with a quick jerky movement
3. (intr) to hurt with a sharp spasmodic pain
4. (tr) rare to nip
n
5. a sharp jerking movement
6. a mental or physical twinge
7. (Medicine) a sudden muscular spasm, esp one caused by a nervous condition. Compare tic
8. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a loop of cord used to control a horse by drawing it tight about its upper lip
[Old English twiccian to pluck; related to Old High German zwecchōn to pinch, Dutch twicken]
ˈtwitching adj, n

twitch

(twɪtʃ)

v.t.
1. to tug or pull at with a quick, short movement; pluck.
2. to jerk rapidly.
3. to move (a part of the body) with a sudden, jerking motion.
4. to pinch or pull at sharply and painfully; give a smarting pinch to; nip.
v.i.
5. to move spasmodically or convulsively; jerk; jump.
6. to give a sharp, sudden pull; tug; pluck (usu. fol. by at).
7. to ache or hurt with a sharp, shooting pain; twinge.
n.
8. a quick, jerky movement of the body or of some part of it.
9. involuntary, spasmodic movement of a muscle; tic.
10. a bodily or mental twinge, as of pain, conscience, etc.; pang.
[1125–75; Middle English twicchen; akin to Old English twiccian to pluck]
twitch′er, n.

twitch


Past participle: twitched
Gerund: twitching

Imperative
twitch
twitch
Present
I twitch
you twitch
he/she/it twitches
we twitch
you twitch
they twitch
Preterite
I twitched
you twitched
he/she/it twitched
we twitched
you twitched
they twitched
Present Continuous
I am twitching
you are twitching
he/she/it is twitching
we are twitching
you are twitching
they are twitching
Present Perfect
I have twitched
you have twitched
he/she/it has twitched
we have twitched
you have twitched
they have twitched
Past Continuous
I was twitching
you were twitching
he/she/it was twitching
we were twitching
you were twitching
they were twitching
Past Perfect
I had twitched
you had twitched
he/she/it had twitched
we had twitched
you had twitched
they had twitched
Future
I will twitch
you will twitch
he/she/it will twitch
we will twitch
you will twitch
they will twitch
Future Perfect
I will have twitched
you will have twitched
he/she/it will have twitched
we will have twitched
you will have twitched
they will have twitched
Future Continuous
I will be twitching
you will be twitching
he/she/it will be twitching
we will be twitching
you will be twitching
they will be twitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twitching
you have been twitching
he/she/it has been twitching
we have been twitching
you have been twitching
they have been twitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twitching
you will have been twitching
he/she/it will have been twitching
we will have been twitching
you will have been twitching
they will have been twitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twitching
you had been twitching
he/she/it had been twitching
we had been twitching
you had been twitching
they had been twitching
Conditional
I would twitch
you would twitch
he/she/it would twitch
we would twitch
you would twitch
they would twitch
Past Conditional
I would have twitched
you would have twitched
he/she/it would have twitched
we would have twitched
you would have twitched
they would have twitched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twitch - a sudden muscle spasmtwitch - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
tic - a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
blepharism - condition in which a person blinks continuously
fibrillation - muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
fasciculation - muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers
Verb1.twitch - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motiontwitch - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
fibrillate - make fine, irregular, rapid twitching movements; "His heart fibrillated and he died"
move involuntarily, move reflexively - move in an uncontrolled manner
jerk, twitch - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
2.twitch - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motionstwitch - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
twitch, jerk - make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.twitch - toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the airtwitch - toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
4.twitch - squeeze tightly between the fingerstwitch - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
goose - pinch in the buttocks; "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"
tweak - pinch or squeeze sharply
5.twitch - move or pull with a sudden motiontwitch - move or pull with a sudden motion  
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
skitter - twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water

twitch

verb
1. jerk, blink, flutter, jump, squirm His left eyelid twitched involuntarily.
2. pull (at), snatch (at), tug (at), pluck (at), yank (at) He twitched his curtains to check on callers.
noun
1. jerk, tic, spasm, twinge, jump, blink, flutter, tremor He developed a nervous twitch.

twitch

verb
To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion:
noun
1. A nervous shaking of the body:
2. A sudden motion, such as a pull:
Translations
حَرَكَةٌ عَصَبِيَّهيَشُدُّ بِحَرَكَةٍ عَصَبِيَّهيَنْتَفِض، يَرْتَعِش
škubatškubnutízatahat
rykketrækning
rángatrángató zik
kippast/rykkjast tilkippur, rykkurrykkja, kippa
truktelėti
paraustīšanaparaustītraustīšanaraustīšanāsraustīt
mykať
çekiştirmekseğirmeseğirmektitremetitremek

twitch

[twɪtʃ]
A. N
1. (= slight pull) → tirón m
to give sth a twitchdar un tirón a algo
2. (= nervous tic) → tic m, contracción f nerviosa
B. VI [hands, face, muscles] → crisparse; [nose, ears, tail] → moverse nerviosamente
C. VT [+ curtains, rope] → pegar un tirón de; [+ hands] → crispar, retorcer; [+ nose, ears etc] → mover nerviosamente
to twitch sth away from sbquitar algo a algn con un movimiento rápido

twitch

[ˈtwɪtʃ]
n (nervous)tic m
She has a twitch in her right eye → Elle a un tic à l'œil droit.
vi
[body, lips, cheek, hands] → se contracter (nerveusement); [eye, eyebrow] → trembler (nerveusement)
[curtains] → bouger

twitch

n
(= tic)Zucken nt; (= individual spasm)Zuckung f; to give a twitchzucken
(= pull)Ruck m (→ of an +dat); to give something a twitchan etw (dat)rucken
vi (face, muscles)zucken; the cat’s nose twitched when I brought in the fishdie Katze schnupperte, als ich den Fisch hereinbrachte
vt
tail, ears, nose, eyebrowszucken mit
(= pull)zupfen; he twitched the letter from her handser schnappte ihr den Brief aus den Händen

twitch

[twɪtʃ]
1. n (slight pull) → tiratina; (nervous) → tic m inv
to give sth a twitch → dare una tiratina a qc
2. vi (hands, face, muscles) → contrarsi; (person, in particular situation) → agitarsi; (habitually) → avere un tic; (tail, ears) → drizzarsi; (nose) → muoversi
3. vt (rope, sleeve) → tirare
he twitched the letter out of her hand → le sfilò la lettera dalle mani
the dog twitched its ears → il cane drizzò le orecchie
the rabbit twitched its nose → il coniglio arricciò il naso

twitch

(twitʃ) verb
1. to (cause to) move jerkily. His hands were twitching.
2. to give a little pull or jerk to (something). He twitched her sleeve.
noun
a twitching movement.

twitch

n. tic nervioso espasmódico; sacudida.

twitch

n tic m, sacudida (muscular), contracción breve e involuntaria de un músculo
References in classic literature ?
returned Jo, giving her collar a twitch and her head a hasty brush.
Joe gave a pull at his necktie and a twitch at his jacket, and was off in a moment.
To be sure, he does," said little bustling Ruth, as she took the child, and began taking off a little blue silk hood, and various layers and wrappers of outer garments; and having given a twitch here, and a pull there, and variously adjusted and arranged him, and kissed him heartily, she set him on the floor to collect his thoughts.
Then the captain's curly lips began to twitch with anxiety, and the captain's restless fingers beat the devil's tattoo unremittingly on the window-pane.
There was a twitch of Miss Betsey's head, after each of these sentences, as if her own old wrongs were working within her, and she repressed any plainer reference to them by strong constraint.
If you don't, I'll do this," and with that he gave me a twitch that I thought would have made me faint.
His brows knit together into a wedgelike furrow, and with a twitch of pain he bit his underlip.
When they began feeding again Kotick saw that their upper lip was split into two pieces that they could twitch apart about a foot and bring together again with a whole bushel of seaweed between the splits.
Macfarlane could not suppress a nervous twitch, the infinitesimal mark of an immense relief, as he felt the key between his fingers.
He would have left quite lost, and utterly hopeless of ever again walking in a straight path, if, every little while, he had not been conscious of a gentle twitch at the silken cord.
It is a lengthy business and rather dangerous, for the long, sagging line may twitch a boat under in a flash.
His disreputable friend could further twitch his ears, almost like a goat, and Kim was disappointed that this new man could not imitate him.