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tweakverb [T]

 us   /twik/
  • tweak verb [T] (ADJUST)

to ​changeslightly, esp. in ​order to make something more ​effective or ​correct: Writers and ​producerskept tweaking the ​scripteven as the ​movie was being ​shot.
  • tweak verb [T] (PULL)

to ​pull and ​twist something: He ​jumped when she tweaked his ​ear.
(Definition of tweak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"tweak" in British English

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tweakverb [T]

uk   us   /twiːk/
  • 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)

"tweak" in Business English

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tweakverb [T]

uk   us   /twiːk/
to make ​smallchanges to something in ​order to ​finish or ​improve it: The ​contractneeds a little tweaking but it's almost there.

tweaknoun [C]

uk   us   /twiːk/
a ​smallchange to something to ​finish or ​improve it: give sth a tweak They give it a little tweak and it's that much better. last-minute/​minor tweaks
(Definition of tweak from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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