verb (used with object)
Origin of tweak
Examples from the Web for tweak
Paul has advised that America should resist those who want to “tweak Russia all the time.”
But they do need to tweak the formula so that it stays relevant.Burger King’s New French Fries Took Ten Years to Develop|Daniel Gross|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Juicy J claims the label wanted them to tweak their sound, transitioning from their crunk roots to more pop-oriented material.Juicy J, Oscar-Winning Former Three 6 Mafia Rapper, on His Triumphant Return|Marlow Stern|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was ready to tweak the cost-of-living formula for Social Security.Lessons From the Fiscal Cliff: the Political Fallout|Robert Shrum|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines By Nic Sheff Tweak is a modern memoir of adolescent and young-adult drug addiction.
"Wait until our Decembers tweak the top of your imperial nose off," said Eeny, shivering in anticipation.Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters|May Agnes Fleming
Now one of his hands stole up to tweak her ear—signal of surrender.Dust of the Desert|Robert Welles Ritchie
Bert felt the tweak of that same worry, too, but his course was set.Big Pill|Raymond Zinke Gallun
But evidently the answer didn't suit Guffey, for he grabbed Peter's nose and gave it a tweak that brought the tears into his eyes.100%: The Story of a Patriot|Upton Sinclair
Professor Dane made a mental note to put in a long distance call to Wally that evening and tweak his nose a bit.This is Klon Calling|Walt Sheldon
Word Origin for tweak
"pinch, pluck, twist," usually to the nose, probably from Old English twiccian "to pluck," of obscure origin; perhaps related to twitch. Meaning "to make fine adjustments" is attested from 1966. Related: Tweaked; tweaking. The noun in this sense is recorded by 1989.