Twitch

Definition of Twitch

v. t.1.To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.
[imp. & p. p. Twitched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twitching.]
Thrice they twitched the diamond in her ear.
- Pope.
n.1.The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve.
2.A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.
3.(Far.) A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse. By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation.

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