tweak - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tweak”

See all translations

tweak

verb [T] uk   us   /twiːk/

tweak verb [T] (PULL)

to pull and twist something with a small sudden movement: Standing in front of the mirror she tweaked a strand of hair into place.

tweak verb [T] (CHANGE SLIGHTLY)

to change something slightly, especially in order to make it more correct, effective, or suitable: The software is pretty much there - it just needs a little tweaking. You just need to tweak the last paragraph and then it's done.
tweak
noun [C] uk   us  
He gave the boy's nose a tweak.
(Definition of tweak from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tweak?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tweak” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More