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Definition 1: a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for twitch in the sense of this definition

(twitch is a kind of ...) a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

(... is a kind of twitch ) a local and habitual twitching especially in the face

(... is a kind of twitch ) condition in which a person blinks continuously

(... is a kind of twitch ) muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

(... is a kind of twitch ) muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers

Definition 2: make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion - [verb of body]

Samples where twitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his face is twitching

Synonyms for twitch in the sense of this definition

(twitch is a kind of ...) move in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of twitch ) make fine, irregular, rapid twitching movements

"His heart fibrillated and he died"

(twitch has a similar meaning as ...) move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

"The patient's legs were jerkings"

Definition 3: squeeze tightly between the fingers - [verb of contact]

Samples where twitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pinched her behind
  • She squeezed the bottle

Synonyms for twitch in the sense of this definition

(twitch is a kind of ...) hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

(... is a kind of twitch ) pinch in the buttocks

"he goosed the unsuspecting girl"

(... is a kind of twitch ) pinch or squeeze sharply

Definition 4: move or pull with a sudden motion - [verb of contact]

(twitch is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of twitch ) twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water

Definition 5: toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for twitch in the sense of this definition

(twitch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 6: move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions - [verb of motion]

Samples where twitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient's legs were jerkings

Synonyms for twitch in the sense of this definition

(twitch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(twitch has a similar meaning as ...) make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

"his face is twitching"

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