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Definition of twitch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twitch
    he / she / it twitches
    past simple twitched
    -ing form twitching
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] twitch (something) if a part of your body twitches, or if you twitch it, it makes a sudden quick movement, sometimes one that you cannot control Her lips twitched with amusement. The cats watched each other, their tails twitching. The animal lay on the ground, its whole body twitching and jerking.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] twitch (something) to give something a short sharp pull; to be pulled in this way He twitched the package out of my hands. The curtains twitched as she rang the doorbell.
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