Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun twitch

1 sense of twitch

Sense 1
twitch, twitching, vellication -- (a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition)
       => spasm, cramp, muscle spasm -- (a painful and involuntary muscular contraction)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb twitch

5 senses of twitch

Sense 1
twitch, jerk -- (make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching")
       => move involuntarily, move reflexively -- (move in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 2
jerk, twitch -- (move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
flip, twitch -- (toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 4
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch -- (squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")

Sense 5
twitch -- (move or pull with a sudden motion)
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

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