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twitch

noun

1 twitch

A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.

synonyms: twitching, vellication.

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more

Polish: tik



verb

1 twitch

Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion:
— His face is twitching.

synonym: jerk.

Roget 285: draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow.    wrench, jerk, twitch, ... show more

2 twitch

Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions.

synonym: jerk.

3 twitch

Toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air.

synonym: flip.

4 twitch

Squeeze tightly between the fingers.

synonyms: nip, pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge.

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Dutch: knellen, spannen, wringen

5 twitch

Move or pull with a sudden motion.


Moby thesaurus: ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, anguish, bite, blanch, blench, bob, bobble, boring pain, bounce, breath, bump, charley horse, clutch, coup, crack, cramp, cramps ... show more.

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