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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.

tweak

(twiːk)
vb (tr)
1. to twist, jerk, or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement: to tweak someone's nose.
2. (Automotive Engineering) motor racing slang to tune (a car or engine) for peak performance
3. informal to make a minor alteration
n
4. an instance of tweaking
5. informal a minor alteration
[Old English twiccian; related to Old High German zwecchōn; see twitch]
ˈtweaky adj

tweak

(twik)

v.t.
1. to pinch and pull with a jerk and twist: to tweak someone's ear.
2. to make a minor adjustment to: to tweak a computer program.
n.
3. an act or instance of tweaking.
[1595–1605; akin to twitch]

tweak


Past participle: tweaked
Gerund: tweaking

Imperative
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Present
I tweak
you tweak
he/she/it tweaks
we tweak
you tweak
they tweak
Preterite
I tweaked
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he/she/it tweaked
we tweaked
you tweaked
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Present Continuous
I am tweaking
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he/she/it is tweaking
we are tweaking
you are tweaking
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Present Perfect
I have tweaked
you have tweaked
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we have tweaked
you have tweaked
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Past Continuous
I was tweaking
you were tweaking
he/she/it was tweaking
we were tweaking
you were tweaking
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Past Perfect
I had tweaked
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he/she/it had tweaked
we had tweaked
you had tweaked
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Future
I will tweak
you will tweak
he/she/it will tweak
we will tweak
you will tweak
they will tweak
Future Perfect
I will have tweaked
you will have tweaked
he/she/it will have tweaked
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Future Continuous
I will be tweaking
you will be tweaking
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we will be tweaking
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tweaking
you have been tweaking
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tweaking
you will have been tweaking
he/she/it will have been tweaking
we will have been tweaking
you will have been tweaking
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tweaking
you had been tweaking
he/she/it had been tweaking
we had been tweaking
you had been tweaking
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Conditional
I would tweak
you would tweak
he/she/it would tweak
we would tweak
you would tweak
they would tweak
Past Conditional
I would have tweaked
you would have tweaked
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we would have tweaked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tweak - a squeeze with the fingerstweak - a squeeze with the fingers    
squeeze, squeezing - the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
Verb1.tweak - pinch or squeeze sharplytweak - pinch or squeeze sharply    
nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch, squeeze - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
2.tweak - pull or pull out sharplytweak - pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
draw off, draw away, pull off - remove by drawing or pulling; "She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth"; "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"
tweeze - pluck with tweezers; "tweeze facial hair"
3.tweak - adjust finelytweak - adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"
tune, tune up - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"

tweak

verb
1. twist, pull, pinch, jerk, squeeze, nip, twitch He tweaked my ear roughly.
2. adjust, improve, alter, adapt, modify, refine, make adjustments to, make improvements to, make alterations to, change The system should get better as engineers tweak its performance.
noun
1. twist, pull, squeeze, pinch, jerk, nip, twitch a tweak on the ear
2. modification, change, improvement, adjustment, adaptation, alteration, refinement no radical changes - just a tweak here and there
Translations
قَرْصَهيَقْرُص أذْن الطِّفِل
kroutitškubnoutzakroucení
hivhive
klíping, klíprykkja
iekniebtkniebiensspēji parautspējš rāviens
prostituta
çimdiklemeçimdiklemek

tweak

[twiːk]
A. N
1. (= pull) → pellizco m
to give sb's nose/ear a tweakpellizcar a algn la nariz/la oreja
2. (= small alteration) → pequeño retoque m
B. VT
1. (= pull) → pellizcar
2. (= alter slightly) → retocar ligeramente

tweak

[ˈtwiːk] vt [+ nose] → pincer; [+ ear, hair] → tirer

tweak

vt
(= pull gently)kneifen; she tweaked (back) the curtainsie schob den Vorhang etwas zur Seite; to tweak somebody’s earjdn am Ohr ziehen; to tweak somebody’s nose (lit)jdn an der Nase ziehen; (fig)jdm eins auswischen (inf); to tweak something off/outetw abkneifen/auszupfen
(inf) enginehochfrisieren (inf)
(inf: = alter slightly) system, rules, schedule, textherumdoktern an (+dat) (inf)
n
(= gentle pull) to give something a tweakan etw (dat)(herum)zupfen; to give somebody’s ear/nose a tweakjdn am Ohr/an der Nase ziehen
(inf: = slight alteration: to system, rules, schedule, text) → kleine Änderung; to give something a tweak (system, rules, schedule, text)an etw (dat)herumdoktern (inf)

tweak

[twiːk]
1. n to give sb's nose/ear a tweakdare un pizzicotto sul naso/una tirata d'orecchie a qn
2. vt (nose) → pizzicare; (ear, hair) → tirare

tweak

(twiːk) verb
to pull with a sudden jerk.
noun
a sudden sharp pull. He gave her nose a playful tweak.

tweak

vt (fam) usar metanfetamina
References in classic literature ?
He was a very unsatisfactory steward and a miserable wretch besides, but I would just as soon think of tweaking his nose.
But a tweaking of the nose he cannot bear, for the reason that such an act is an infringement of the accepted, of the time-hallowed order of decorum.
If any other corroborative testimony had been required, it would have been abundantly furnished in the actions of Miss Miggs, who, having arrived at that restless state and sensitive condition of the nervous system which are the result of long watching, did, by a constant rubbing and tweaking of her nose, a perpetual change of position (arising from the sudden growth of imaginary knots and knobs in her chair), a frequent friction of her eyebrows, the incessant recurrence of a small cough, a small groan, a gasp, a sigh, a sniff, a spasmodic start, and by other demonstrations of that nature, so file down and rasp, as it were, the patience of the locksmith, that after looking at her in silence for some time, he at last broke out into this apostrophe:--
45 Colt needed only a slight tweaking of the barrel to get windage correct.
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The commissioner said that he would not have approved of tweaking the script so that the character ?
We're hearing stations are tweaking the audio processing portion of their Voltair units to enhance the performance of the PPM watermark encoding process.
While jigging vertically over structure, tweaking the tail will make the bait swim up through the water column and fall like a wounded baitfish.
But I think our producers are up for tweaking the recipe.
Sampath on Wednesday said it is now the government's turn to look into opinion polls and allegations of tweaking of their findings.
Capacity tweaking for mortars, GMGs and HMGs (inventory)