verb (used with object)
Origin of tweak
Examples from the Web for tweaking
Some states are now tweaking the standards and dumping the “Common Core” label.
Tweaking the Clintons may help win over Republicans for a presidential bid.Rand Paul Woos the Base With Hot Monica Lewinsky Talk|Michael Tomasky|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What were some big Cameron suggestions that led to you tweaking your films?Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ Collaborating with Kanye West, and More|Marlow Stern|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For them, tweaking the game, making play as exciting as possible, is a quest in itself.A Game Called The Tribez: Inside the City-Building Behemoth|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Studios are also tweaking their films to make them more Chinese-friendly.What’s Behind Hollywood’s Asian Flirtation? China’s Box Office|Marlow Stern|August 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For Samuel had hold of his ear, and was tweaking it sharply.The Stokesley Secret|Charlotte M. Yonge
At last she lit on the side of a thistle, and tweaking out a fibre, flew with it to the nest.
At last she lit on the side of a thistle, and tweaking out a fibre flew with it to the nest.A-Birding on a Bronco|Florence A. Merriam
She found him working the ride, Hilda back in the maintenance bay, tweaking some of the robots.Makers|Cory Doctorow
"It's just a progressive Christmas pah'ty, grandfathah," she explained, tweaking his ear as she talked.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation|Annie Fellows Johnston
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.