What does twitch mean?

Definitions for twitch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twitch, twitching, vellicationverb

    a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

  2. twitch, jerkverb

    make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

    "his face is twitching"

  3. jerk, twitchverb

    move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

    "The patient's legs were jerkings"

  4. flip, twitchverb

    toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

  5. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitchverb

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

  6. twitchverb

    move or pull with a sudden motion


  1. twitchnoun

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

    I saw a little twitch in the man's face, and knew he was lying.

  2. twitchnoun

    Action of spotting or seeking out a bird, especially a rare one.

  3. twitchverb

    To perform a twitch; spasm.

  4. twitchverb

    To jerk sharply and briefly.

  5. twitch

    To spot or seek out a bird, especially a rare one.

  6. twitchnoun

    couch grass, a species of grass, often considered as a weed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twitchverb

    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

  2. Twitchnoun

    the act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve

  3. Twitchnoun

    a short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side

  4. Twitchnoun

    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. By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation


  1. Twitch

    Twitch is the second studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 1986. The album stepped away from the pop-oriented form of their previous album With Sympathy and moved toward a darker, more aggressive sound in the form of EBM. Released by Sire Records, Jourgensen was granted more artistic control over the production than under Arista/BMG. Twitch was re-released in 1990 with two additional tracks. Twitched, an unauthorized 2003 release by Radioactive Records, is a remastered version of Twitch, featuring the track listing that the band is said to have intended it to have before the intervention of the record company. It includes previously unreleased alternative versions of tracks from the album. "Over the Shoulder" was the only single from the album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Twitch

    twich, v.t. to pull with a sudden jerk: to pluck: to snatch.—v.i. to be suddenly jerked: to move spasmodically: to carp, sneer.—n. a sudden, quick pull: a spasmodic contraction of the muscles: a loop fixed to a stick for fixing on the upper lip of a refractory horse during shoeing, &c.: the sudden narrowing almost to nothing of a vein of ore.—ns. Twitch′er; Twitch′ing. [A.S. twiccian, to pluck; Ger. zwicken.]


  1. Twitch

    Twitch (formerly TwitchTV) is the world's largest video game broadcasting and chat community. They're dedicated to connecting people around the games they love.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of twitch in a Sentence

  1. Ryann Weller:

    What I genuinely believe happened is that these record labels have only recently truly caught wind of what Twitch is and saw the money-making opportunity there.

  2. Douglas Kenney:

    And as a result, everybody watches us. If we twitch on water, everybody notices. i mean, that's predictable.

  3. Pierre Elliott Trudeau:

    Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. (On relations with the US)

  4. Andrew Hare:

    Does Quibi truly solve a consumer problem ? in a world with YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch... do audiences under 35 really desire another platform with more exclusive short-form video ?

  5. Lee Trink:

    Twitch hasn't been that aggressive in defending their position. They haven't dramatically changed their philosophy.

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  • تويتشArabic
  • škubnutíCzech
  • Zuckung, ZuckenGerman
  • ticSpanish
  • nykäisy, nytkähtää, hätkähtää, säpsähdys, sätky, bongaus, nykäys, nytkähdys, nykäistä, bongataFinnish
  • tic, spasmerFrench
  • tic, spasimare, spasimoItalian
  • 引き攣り, けいれんJapanese
  • arawhiti, tākiri, tamaki, kōwhiti, waitakiriMāori
  • vogelspotten, rukken, vogelenDutch
  • contração muscularPortuguese
  • TIC nervosRomanian
  • дёргаться, тик, дёрнуть, судорога, подёргивание, дёрнуться, дёргатьRussian
  • trzaj, trzati, tik, тик, трзајSerbo-Croatian
  • дертисяUkrainian
  • جڑناUrdu

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    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    • A. concoction
    • B. pluck
    • C. ignominy
    • D. encumbrance

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