twitch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “twitch” in the English Dictionary

"twitch" in British English

See all translations

twitchverb

uk   us   /twɪtʃ/

twitch verb (MOVE SLIGHTLY)

[I or T] (to ​cause) to make a ​suddensmallmovement with a ​part of the ​body, usually without ​intending to: He ​tried to ​suppress a ​smile but ​felt the ​corner of his ​mouth twitch. She twitched her ​nose like a ​rabbit.

twitch verb (PULL)

[T] to give something a ​suddenlightpull: You'll ​feel something twitch the ​line when you get a ​fish.

twitchnoun [C]

uk   us   /twɪtʃ/

twitch noun [C] (UNCONTROLLED MOVEMENT)

a ​suddensmall, usually ​unintentional, ​movement of a ​part of the ​body: I have a twitch in the ​corner of my ​eye.

twitch noun [C] (PULL)

a ​suddenlightpull or ​movement
(Definition of twitch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"twitch" in American English

See all translations

twitchverb [I/T]

 us   /twɪtʃ/
to make a ​short and ​suddenmovement, or to ​causepart of ​yourbody to move ​suddenly: [I] She ​saw his ​mouth twitch into a little ​smile that ​disappearedalmost at ​once.
twitch
noun [C]  us   /twɪtʃ/
She ​signalled with a twitch of her ​finger.
(Definition of twitch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of twitch?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More