verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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
British Dictionary definitions for twitch
Word Origin for twitch
Word Origin and History 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.