twitch Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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.
noun [C]  us   /twɪtʃ/
She ​signalled with a twitch of her ​finger.
(Definition of twitch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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/


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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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