- 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 [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.
NAmE//twɪtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they twitch
he / she / it twitches
past simple twitched
-ing form twitching