tweaker


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tweak

 (twēk)
v. tweaked, tweak·ing, tweaks
v.tr.
1. To pinch, pluck, or twist sharply: tweaked her sister's ear.
2. To adjust; fine-tune: tweaked her computer setup.
3. To make fun of; tease.
v.intr. Slang
1. To behave in an agitated or compulsive manner, especially when under the influence of a stimulant drug.
2. To be under the influence of a stimulant drug, especially methamphetamine.
n.
1. A sharp, twisting pinch.
2. A small adjustment: made a few tweaks to the sound system.
3. A teasing remark or action; a joke.

[Probably variant of dialectal twick, from Middle English twikken, from Old English twiccian.]

tweak′er n.
tweak′y adj.

tweaker

(ˈtwiːkə)
n
(Tools) slang an engineer's small screwdriver, used for fine adjustments
Translations

tweaker

n (fam) persona que usa metanfetamina
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The boyish-looking tweaker, however, wanted to become a cricketer.
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In taking the wickets of home captain Steve Smith and number four Travis Head, as well as keeping the rate in check throughout a disciplined spell, he put Australia under pressure and exposed their folly in dropping their own tweaker, Adam Zampa.
In taking the wickets of home captain Steve Smith and No 4 Travis Head, as well as keeping the rate in check throughout a disciplined spell, he put Australia under pressure and exposed their folly in dropping their own tweaker, Adam Zampa.
In taking the wickets of home captain Steve Smith and Travis Head, as well as keeping the rate in check throughout a disciplined spell, he put Australia under pressure and exposed their folly in dropping their own tweaker, Adam Zampa.
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Talking to a delegation of Pak-US Business Forum led by Hafeez Khan, CEO, Tweaker Energy Drinks, President Mamnoon Hussain said that overall law and order situation throughout the country was fast improving, according to a President House statement.
The President said this while talking to a delegation of Pak-US Business Forum led by Hafeez Khan, CEO, Tweaker Energy Drinks.
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