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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)

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.

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"