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Verb
Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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“Casey felt her heart shudder and her lips twitch upwards into a smile.”
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Cause to move in a specified direction by giving a sharp pull
“This is the moment I have been waiting for as I twitch the line to impart life into the fly.”
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Catch hold of and pull quickly
“He twitched his curtains to check on callers.”
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To jerk suddenly in surprise
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To feel a stinging sensation
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To damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
Noun
A short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
“Each one stood in a perfect square, without so much as a twitch of movement.”
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A sudden pull or jerk
“Antzane gave a deep nod and a twitch of her skirt.”
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A sudden, sharp localized pain
“I had settled down during Mum's gossip but I now feel a twitch of impending doom.”
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A movement from side to side or back and forth
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Fidget or squirm
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Painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain
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A sudden burst of intense emotion
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