Associations to the word «Twitch»


TWITCH, noun. A brief, small (sometimes involuntary) movement out of place and then back again; a spasm.
TWITCH, noun. (informal) Action of spotting or seeking out a bird, especially a rare one.
TWITCH, noun. (farriery) A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse and twisted to keep the animal quiet during minor surgery.
TWITCH, verb. (intransitive) To perform a twitch; spasm.
TWITCH, verb. (transitive) To jerk sharply and briefly.
TWITCH, verb. (transitive) To spot or seek out a bird, especially a rare one.
TWITCH, noun. Couch grass, Elymus repens; a species of grass, often considered as a weed.
TWITCH GAME, noun. (informal) A video game requiring fast reactions.
TWITCH GAMES, noun. Plural of twitch game

Dictionary definition

TWITCH, noun. A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.
TWITCH, verb. Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching".
TWITCH, verb. Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings".
TWITCH, verb. Toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air.
TWITCH, verb. Squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle".
TWITCH, verb. Move or pull with a sudden motion.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn