If Pyongyang so much as twitched a nuclear finger, its existence would be a thing of the past.
She twitched and lost her train of thought and interrupted herself.
The large hand, so white and soft for a poor man's hand, twitched—then raised itself steadily toward the forehead.
They twitched a bit, to keep back with some effort what she had on her mind.
He twitched the reins, and Coaley obediently shouldered Rab out of the trail and turned him neatly toward the Douglas ranch.
Mayo twitched the jingle bell, signaling release to the engineer.
Tim tapped his pistol significently, raised five fingers, winked, and twitched his head toward the Peruvian.
When I twitched the rope, I suddenly and violently overcame the inertia of the tender.
He rode sidewise and swaying, crooning a gay little saddle song; to which Stargazer, his horse, twitched back an inquiring ear.
He twitched her hand, and his brows and lips quivered angrily.
late 12c., to-twic-chen "pull apart with a quick jerk," related to Old English twiccian "to pluck," from Proto-Germanic *twikjonan (cf. Low German twicken, Dutch twikken, Old High German gizwickan, German zwicken "to pinch, tweak"). Related: Twitched; twitching. The noun is attested from 1520s.
v. twitched, twitch·ing, twitch·es
To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk.
To move jerkily or spasmodically.
To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.