verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- twitch grass,
- twitching trail,
Origin of twitch
Examples from the Web for twitched
If Pyongyang so much as twitched a nuclear finger, its existence would be a thing of the past.Leslie H. Gelb on How President Obama Should Handle Iran|Leslie H. Gelb|January 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She twitched and lost her train of thought and interrupted herself.
He grinned, twitched jumpingly, held still a moment, then hustled over to the far wall.The Creature from Cleveland Depths|Fritz Reuter Leiber
When I turned, he was lying in long loose waves, like a letter 'W.' He twitched and began to coil slowly.My Antonia|Willa Cather
It was impossible to resist the smile which twitched at his lips.The Love Affairs of Pixie|Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
It is the mother looks out of her eyes this day, said the old woman, addressing Don Quixote, who twitched a friendly ear.In Sunny Spain with Pilarica and Rafael|Katharine Lee Bates
Mrs Caffyn twitched at her gown and pulled it down over her knees and brushed the crumbs off with energy.Clara Hopgood|Mark Rutherford
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.