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Noun
A habitual spasmodic contraction of the muscles, most often in the face
“Nolan watched the race from the inner of the racetrack and every manic tic of his fevered reaction was captured by the television cameras.”
Noun
An idiosyncratic mannerism or trait
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“On the whole, I think he's doing a lot that I personally like in this book, but there is one particular tic I really hate.”
Noun
A sudden involuntary muscular contraction
Noun
A veterinary anesthetic, used illegally in humans as a hallucinogen
Noun
A nervous wriggling or twitching motion
Verb
To give, or cause to give, a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
“But on reflection, and a bit of research, it appears to be more of an unconscious verbal tic than a conscious strategy.”
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