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Origin of tweak

First recorded in 1595–1605; akin to twitch

OTHER WORDS FROM tweak

tweak·er, noun

Words nearby tweak

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How to use tweak in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tweak

tweak
/ (twiːk) /

verb (tr)
to twist, jerk, or pinch with a sharp or sudden movementto tweak someone's nose
motor racing slang to tune (a car or engine) for peak performance
informal to make a minor alteration
noun
an instance of tweaking
informal a minor alteration

Derived forms of tweak

tweaky, adjective

Word Origin for tweak

Old English twiccian; related to Old High German zwecchōn; see twitch
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