Definition of twitch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//twɪtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//twɪtʃ//
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  1. 1a sudden quick movement that you cannot control in one of your muscles She has a twitch in her left eye. a nervous twitch
  2. 2a sudden quick movement or feeling He greeted us with a mere twitch of his head. At that moment she felt the first twitch of anxiety.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: of Germanic origin; related to Old English twiccian ‘to pluck, pull sharply’.Extra examples His mouth gave a slight twitch. He has a nervous twitch in his cheek. I felt a twitch of anxiety. I’ve always had a twitch in my left eye. Martin gave a slight twitch of his eyebrow.
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