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Definition of "twitching" []

  • To move or cause to move in a jerky spasmodic way (verb)
  • 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)
  • Compulsive bird watching by people (twitchers) who travel long distances to see rare species (noun)

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  • Present participle of twitch. (verb)
  • That twitches. (adjective)

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Use "twitching" in a sentence
  • "We can’t see them, except for a bit of net curtain twitching from the caravans, and the odd small cluster of garishly dressed ginger-headed teenagers who walk around us in circles, then stand out of earshot to make obvious mobile phone calls."
  • "The nights he slept away in twitching unconsciousness."
  • "I was not sniffling, though my face might well have been drawn and twitching from the pain."