What does tweak mean?

Definitions for tweak

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tweak.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinch, tweak(verb)

    a squeeze with the fingers

  2. tweak(verb)

    pinch or squeeze sharply

  3. pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off(verb)

    pull or pull out sharply

    "pluck the flowers off the bush"

  4. fine-tune, tweak(verb)

    adjust finely

    "fine-tune the engine"


  1. tweak(Noun)

    A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.

    a tweak of the nose.

  2. tweak(Noun)

    Trouble; distress; tweag.

  3. tweak(Noun)

    A slight adjustment or modification.

    He is running so many tweaks it is hard to remember how it looked originally.

  4. tweak(Noun)

    A prostitute.

  5. tweak(Verb)

    To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.

    to tweak the nose.

  6. tweak(Verb)

    To adjust slightly; to fine-tune.

    If we tweak the colors towards blue, it will look more natural.

  7. tweak(Verb)

    To twit or tease.

  8. tweak(Verb)

    To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth.

  9. Origin: From twikken, from twiccian, cognate with twitch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tweak(verb)

    to pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch; as, to tweak the nose

  2. Tweak(noun)

    a sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch; as, a tweak of the nose

  3. Tweak(noun)

    trouble; distress; tweag

  4. Tweak(noun)

    a prostitute


  1. Tweak

    Tweak was an Alternative rock band from South Africa. Members of the band formed Crashcarburn after members parted ways in 2006 to pursue personal projects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tweak

    twēk, v.t. to twitch, to pull: to pull with sudden jerks.—n. a sharp pinch or twitch: any perplexity. [A by-form of twitch.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tweak

    1. To change slightly, usually in reference to a value. Also used synonymously with twiddle. If a program is almost correct, rather than figure out the precise problem you might just keep tweaking it until it works. See frobnicate and fudge factor; also see shotgun debugging. 2. To tune a program; preferred usage in the U.K.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tweak in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tweak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tweak in a Sentence

  1. Katy Hansell:

    Figure out how to tweak the situation to get some momentum.

  2. Phil Levy:

    The administration made it seem like a quick tweak in some trade agreements would bring back the manufacturing workforce, but the problems have to do with technological change.

  3. James Marape:

    At the moment our resource laws are outdated ... we will look into maximizing gain from what God has given this country from our natural resources, i have every right to tweak and turn resource laws for my country, then it will empower my citizens as well.

  4. Christian Coleman:

    When you tweak something it just takes a little while to get back to where it was.

  5. Doug Terfehr:

    The Hot Dog/Pizza combination has easily been one of the most popular overseas – but we did tweak it slightly before bringing it to America, our research indicated that fans in the U.S. wanted to interact with these two popular foods in a different way. They wanted to be able to enjoy then separately or together, which is why the popable bites option was developed.

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Translations for tweak

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  • štípnoutCzech
  • RetuscheGerman
  • retoque, prostitutaSpanish
  • nipistää, virittääFinnish
  • retouche, retoucher, ajuster, coup sec, ajustement, tordre, personnaliserFrench
  • agitazione, ansietà, miglioria, modifica, pizzicotto, tirata di naso, ritocco, pizzicareItalian
  • trekken, knijpen, bijstelling, draaienDutch
  • uszczypnąćPolish
  • ansiedade, retoque, prostitutaPortuguese
  • отлаживать, отладить, ущипнуть, щипок, настройка, корректировка, поправка, настраивать, щипать, отладка, настроитьRussian
  • justering, finjusteringSwedish
  • cimdiklemek, makas alma, çimdik, kesme alma, fāhişeTurkish

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