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Another word for twitch

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Verb
  1. To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

      1. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
      2. To pull, twist, push, thrust, or throw with a sudden, sharp movement
      3. To move with a jerk or in jerks
      1. (Obs.) To get by cheating, robbing, tricking, etc.
      2. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
      3. (Archaic) To prevent (a person) from getting his fair share of something
      1. To open, close, or fit together with a click:
      2. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
      3. With, or as with, a snap
      1. To turn using a wrench:
      2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
      3. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
      1. To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk:
      2. To pull on something suddenly.
      3. To jerk
    See also:

    move

    push

Noun
  1. A nervous shaking of the body

      1. An instance of quaking.
      2. An earthquake, moonquake, etc.
      3. A shaking or tremor
      1. The act or condition of quivering; tremor; tremble
      2. A collection or store; arsenal:
      3. A portable case for holding arrows.
      1. (Informal) A very short time; moment
      2. (Informal) A bargain or deal:
      3. (Informal) A moment or instant:
      1. An attack of shivering. Used with the.
      2. A shaking, quivering, or trembling, as from fear or cold
      3. A fragment or splinter of something broken, as glass
      1. A vibration or trembling motion.
      2. The act of shuddering; a convulsive tremor of the body
      3. A convulsive shiver, as from fear or revulsion.
      1. Something that causes emotional excitement
      2. (--- Med.) An abnormal tremor, as of the circulatory system, that can be felt by the hand on palpation
      3. A thrilling or being thrilled; tremor of excitement
      1. Any involuntary, regularly repeated, spasmodic contraction of a muscle, generally caused by some type of disorder of the nervous system
      2. A quirk or habit of behavior or language:
      3. A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
      1. A shake, quiver, or vibration.
      2. A tremulous sound; a quaver:
      3. A trembling, shaking, or shivering
    See also:

    repetition

  2. A sudden motion, such as a pull

      1. (Slang) A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
      2. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised upward from shoulder level with the arms completely extended
      3. A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
      1. (Archaic) A situation in certain card games, in which the winner has more than double the score of the loser
      2. A lurching movement; sudden rolling, pitching, etc.
      3. The losing position of a cribbage player who has not passed the halfway mark at the end of the game.
      1. A clasp, catch, or other fastening device that operates with a snapping sound.
      2. Something accomplished without effort.
      3. A snap bean.
      1. A contest; a struggle:
      2. A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
      3. An act or instance of tugging; hard pull
      1. A distortion in the original form or meaning of something written or spoken; a twisted interpretation.
      2. Any of various hand or power tools, often having fixed or adjustable jaws, used for gripping, turning, or twisting objects such as nuts, bolts, or pipes, typically at an angle perpendicular to the object's axis.
      3. A sudden, sharp twist or pull
      1. (Slang) A Yankee; esp., a U.S. soldier in World Wars I and II
      2. A sudden, strong pull; jerk
      3. A sudden vigorous pull; a jerk.
    See also:

    move

    push

Another word for twitch

Noun
      1. (Slang) A person regarded as disagreeable, contemptible, etc., esp. as the result of foolish or mean behavior
      2. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised upward from shoulder level with the arms completely extended
      3. A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
      1. Any involuntary, regularly repeated, spasmodic contraction of a muscle, generally caused by some type of disorder of the nervous system
      2. A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
      3. (Short for) tic douloureux
      1. A mental or emotional pain:
      2. A sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
      3. A sudden, brief feeling of remorse, shame, etc.; qualm
      1. A sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a series of relatively brief contractions alternating with relaxations
      2. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
      3. Any sudden, violent, temporary activity, feeling, etc.
    See also:

    fit

Verb
  1. To pluck

      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. (Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
      3. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
      1. To drag; haul
      2. To pull something vigorously or repeatedly:
      3. To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
      1. To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
      2. To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
      3. To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
      1. To jerk
      2. To pull on something suddenly.
      3. To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk:
      1. To grasp and hold tightly:
      2. To grasp, seize, or snatch with a hand or claw
      3. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
      1. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
      2. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
      3. To get and hold the attention of
      1. To take or grasp suddenly:
      2. To take hurriedly:
      3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
      1. To come to a halt:
      2. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
      3. (--- Historical) To put in legal possession of a feudal holding
      1. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
      2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
      3. To hold in a tight embrace.
      1. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      2. To reach for and try to seize
      3. To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
    See also:

    jerk

  2. To jerk

      1. To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind.
      2. To cause to break suddenly into fragments or splinters.
      3. To break into fragments or splinters; shatter.
      1. To vibrate; quiver:
      2. To shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as in horror or extreme disgust
      3. To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion.
      1. (Idiomatic) To experience an epileptic seizure.
      2. (Idiomatic) To become suddenly enraged.
      1. To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
      2. To bounce or ricochet, often in a way that is unexpected or seemingly erratic
      3. To get rid of (a habit)
      1. To make productive; cultivate:
      2. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work:
      3. To function; operate:
      1. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
      2. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
      3. (Intransitive) To beat strongly or rapidly; said especially of the heart.
      1. To take beating or stirring
      2. (--- Music) To mark or count (time or rhythm), especially with the hands or with a baton.
      3. (Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
      1. (Obsolete) To tweak; pinch.
      2. To cause to have a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
      3. To feel or be the source of a twinge or twinges:
      1. To cause to suffer; hurt; distress
      2. To cause physical pain to; hurt:
    See also:

    jerk