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Definition of glitch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

glitch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡlɪtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪtʃ//
 
(informal) [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glitch
BrE BrE//ɡlɪtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪtʃ//
 
he / she / it glitches past simple glitched past participle glitched -ing form glitching
 
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(of a machine or system) to suffer a sudden fault and fail to work correctly The screen glitched. The instrument panel began glitching back in March. Word Origin 1960s (originally US): of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘a sudden surge of current’, hence ‘malfunction, hitch’ in astronautical slang.

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