verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- twitch grass,
- twitching trail,
Origin of twitch
Examples from the Web for twitch
“As long as the game is not happening right in front of my nose but somewhere in the midfield, I let it twitch,” he said.Why Tourette’s May Be Tim Howard’s Secret Weapon on the Field|Michael Daly|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twitch: I should probably add my own, because I love watching Hearthstone (my favorite professional player is Trump).Justin Kan, Co-Founder of Twitch, Shares His Home Screen’s Apps|Justin Kan|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Twomblys, which might appear settled in more sedate company, here writhe and twitch.
On the larger front, it's gotten to the point where I now start to twitch even before clicking on-line.
The corners of his mouth seemed still inclined to twitch, showing that the shock had not yet worn off.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
There was no cowardly doubt in her soul; her cool hand lay in his and did not twitch.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
Caroline's lips began to twitch; she felt hideously tired, suddenly.
What terrible tragedy could it be that was still continuing to mar her eyes and twitch her sensitive, red lips?Quick Action|Robert W. Chambers
All the Supper-time she did nothing but twitch him by the Sleeve, to advise him not to eat so much.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume III|Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
Word Origin for twitch
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.