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What is another word for twitch?

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Verb
To give, or cause to give, a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
“Casey felt her heart shudder and her lips twitch upwards into a smile.”
Verb
To 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 fishing line to impart life into the fly.”
Verb
To sway or wave (something) from side to side
Verb
To twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
Verb
To feel a stinging sensation
Verb
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.”
Noun
A sudden pull or jerk
“Antzane gave us a deep nod and a twitch of her skirt.”
Noun
A sudden sharp sensation, either physical or emotional
“Right at that moment, I felt a twitch in my neck, a small, minor pain.”
Noun
A trembling feeling, movement, or sound
Noun
A movement from side to side or back and forth
Noun
A nervous wriggling or twitching motion
Noun
A sudden burst of intense emotion
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