Definition of "twitch" []

  • To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk: I twitched my fishing line. (verb-transitive)
  • To move jerkily or spasmodically. See Synonyms at jerk1. (verb-intransitive)
  • To ache sharply from time to time; twinge. (verb-intransitive)
  • A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement: a twitch of the eye. (noun)
  • A sudden pulling; a tug: The fish gave my line a twitch. (noun)
  • To move or cause to move in a jerky spasmodic way (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To pull or draw (something) with a quick jerky movement (verb)
  • To hurt with a sharp spasmodic pain (verb)
  • To nip (verb)
  • A sharp jerking movement (noun)
  • A mental or physical twinge (noun)
  • A sudden muscular spasm, esp one caused by a nervous condition (noun)
  • A loop of cord used to control a horse by drawing it tight about its upper lip (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "twitch" in a sentence
  • "I've had a good life. * twitches a little* And now, now I get to finally see Silicon Heaven. * twitch twitch* Silicon Heaven IS real!"
  • "RD is in fact the greatest work in English. * twitch twitch* I'm almost done, almost done, almost done ...."
  • "I look forward to each and every excruciating minute of the next four cigarette free-hours. * twitch twitch* Yes, indeed. previous -- next"