twitch

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A brief, small (sometimes involuntary) movement out of place and then back again; a spasm
To perform a twitch; spasm

Their feet padded softly on the ground, and they crept quite close to him, twitching their noses.

To jerk sharply and briefly
To spot or seek out a bird, especially a rare one

I hadn't seen John since I went to Adelaide to (unsuccessfully) twitch the '87 Northern Shoveler, when I was a skinny, eighteen- year-old kid. .

{n} a quick or sudden pull, twinge, pain
{v} to snatch, pluck forcibly, shoot pain
toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
Any of several devices used to apply pressure to a horse's upper lip This is used as a form of acupressure or distraction to calm and immobilize the animal The use of a twitch produces widely varying results on individual horses These range from semiconsciousness to rage Twitches are sometimes applied to the horse's ear
squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
= Rapid contraction and relaxation of a muscle
The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve
{i} spasm, twinge, jerk, pull
A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse
move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"
To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes
move or pull with a sudden motion
a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
{f} jerk or pull suddenly; move with a jerk; have convulsions
make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"
A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side
very small body movement such as a local foot or finger jerk which is not usually associated with an arousal
By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation
a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching" move or pull with a sudden motion
To skid logs or tree lengths on the ground without an antifriction device (24)
If something, especially a part of your body, twitches or if you twitch it, it makes a little jumping movement. When I stood up to her, her right cheek would begin to twitch Stern twitched his shoulders. Twitch is also a noun. He developed a nervous twitch and began to blink constantly
a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
twitch grass
See Quitch grass
twitching
compulsive bird watching by people (twitchers) who travel long distances to see rare species
twitching
Present participle of twitch
twitching
That twitches
twitched
past of twitch
twitches
third-person singular of twitch
twitches
plural of twitch
twitching
Present participle of "to twitch
twitching
a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
twitchings
plural of twitching
twitchy
susceptible to twitching a lot
twitchy
If you are twitchy, you are behaving in a rather nervous way that shows you feel anxious and cannot relax. Afraid of bad publicity, the department had suddenly become very twitchy about journalists. = jumpy. behaving in a nervous way because you are anxious about something
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