twitch

  • 1 Twitch — may refer to:* Muscle twitch, a muscle contraction ** Fasciculation, a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction ** Myoclonic twitch, a jerk usually caused by sudden muscle contractions **Myokymia, an continuous, involuntary muscle twitch that …

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  • 2 Twitch — Студийный альбом Ministry …

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  • 3 Twitch — Twitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twitched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twitching}.] [OE. twicchen, fr. (doubtful) AS. twiccian; akin to AS. angeltwicca a worm used for bait, literally, a hook twitcher, LG. twikken to tweak, G. zwicken. Cf. {Tweak}.] To pull… …

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  • 4 Twitch — Twitch, n. 1. The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve. [1913 Webster] 2. A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a… …

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  • 5 twitch´er — twitch «twihch», verb, noun. –v.i., v.t. 1. to move with a quick jerk: »The child s mouth twitched as if she were about to cry. 2. to pull with a sudden tug or jerk; pull (at): »She twitched the curtain aside. –n. 1. a slight, involuntary… …

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  • 6 Twitch — est le deuxième album du groupe Ministry sorti en 1986. Cet album délaisse la new wave du premier opus au profit d une EBM froide et mélodique, parfois même teintée d influences Funk. Twitch Album par Ministry Sortie 1986 Genre Electronic body… …

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  • 7 twitch|y — «TWIHCH ee», adjective. 1. having a tendency to twitch; jerky: »Faces peculiarly swollen, and twitchy about the nose (Dickens). 2. Figurative. nervous; fidgety; irritable: »He was getting twitchy now…before a dog race (New Yorker …

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  • 8 twitch — ► VERB ▪ make a short, sudden jerking movement. ► NOUN 1) a twitching movement. 2) a pang: he felt a twitch of annoyance. ORIGIN Germanic …

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  • 9 twitch — [twich] vt., vi. [ME twicchen < OE * twiccan, var. of twiccian, to pluck, catch hold of: akin to Ger zwicken < WGmc * twikkjon < ? base of TWIG1] 1. to pull (at) with a quick, slight jerk; pluck 2. to move with a quick, slight jerk or… …

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  • 10 twitch — (v.) late 12c., to twic chen pull apart with a quick jerk, related to O.E. twiccian to pluck, from P.Gmc. *twikjonan (Cf. Low Ger. twicken, Du. twikken, O.H.G. gizwickan, Ger. zwicken to pinch, tweak ). Related: Twitched; twitching. The noun is… …

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  • 11 twitch — vb *jerk, snap, yank Analogous words: *pull, drag, tug: clutch, snatch, grasp (see TAKE) …

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  • 12 twitch — [v] have a spasm beat, blink, clasp, clutch, flutter, grab, grasp, grip, jerk, jiggle, jump, kick, lug, lurch, nip, pain, palpitate, pluck, pull, seize, shiver, shudder, snap, snatch, squirm, tic, tremble, tug, twinge, vellicate, yank; concepts… …

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  • 13 twitch — I UK [twɪtʃ] / US verb Word forms twitch : present tense I/you/we/they twitch he/she/it twitches present participle twitching past tense twitched past participle twitched 1) a) [intransitive] to make a sudden short movement One of the curtains… …

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  • 14 twitch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ nervous ▪ little, slight ▪ His mouth gave a slight twitch. ▪ involuntary ▪ muscle …

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  • 15 twitch — [[t]twɪ̱tʃ[/t]] twitches, twitching, twitched V ERG If something, especially a part of your body, twitches or you twitch it, it makes a little jumping movement. When I stood up to her, her right cheek would begin to twitch... His left eyelid… …

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  • 16 twitch — an·gle·twitch; twitch·ell; twitch·er; twitch; twitch·el; …

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  • 17 twitch — I n. a nervous; uncontrollable twitch II v. to twitch nervously; uncontrollably * * * [twɪtʃ] uncontrollable twitch uncontrollably a nervous to twitch nervously …

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  • 18 twitch — twitch1 [twıtʃ] v [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Perhaps from Low German] 1.) [I and T] if a part of someone s body twitches, or if they twitch it, it makes a small sudden movement ▪ His mouth twitched slightly, and then he smiled. ▪ He twitched his… …

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  • 19 Twitch (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Twitch Type = EP Artist = Jebediah Released = 1996 08 05 Recorded = Mar 1996 Genre = Alternative Length = 18:07 Label = Murmur Producer = Chris Dickie Reviews = Last album = This album = Twitch (EP) (1996) Next album =… …

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  • 20 twitch — 1. To jerk spasmodically. 2. A momentary spasmodic contraction of a muscle fiber. [A.S. twiccian] * * * twitch twich vi to undergo a brief spasmodic muscular contraction <the muscle twitched> twitch n a brief spasmodic contraction of muscle …

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