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Synonyms for twitchtwɪtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twitch, twitching, vellication(verb)

    a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

    twitch, vellication, twitching

  2. twitch, jerk(verb)

    make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

    "his face is twitching"

    hitch, jerk, squeeze, flip, yank, flick, pinch, twitch, tweet, buck, twinge

  3. jerk, twitch(verb)

    move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

    "The patient's legs were jerkings"

    hitch, yank, jerk, squeeze, flip, buck, flick, pinch, twitch, tweet, twinge

  4. flip, twitch(verb)

    toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

    thumb, pitch, throw, twitch, interchange, toss, flip over, turn over, flick, riff, leaf, tack, alternate, riffle, twinge, tweet, flip-flop, flip, squeeze, flip out, pinch, switch, jerk, sky

  5. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

    cabbage, hook, pressure, nobble, thrust, clip, rack, sting, hale, filch, twitch, gouge, tweet, top, jerk, force, lift, shove, crimp, abstract, twinge, compress, hug, flip, pilfer, embrace, prick, purloin, snarf, compact, press, extort, stuff, squeeze, sneak, contract, squash, nip off, bosom, twirp, pinch, swipe, wring, mash, coerce, snip off, wedge, squelch, snip, constrict, crush, vellicate

  6. twitch(verb)

    move or pull with a sudden motion

    jerk, twinge, tweet, flip, pinch, squeeze

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. twitch(v. a.)

    pull suddenly, snatch, jerk, yerk, pluck

  2. twitch(n.)

    jerk, quick pull

  3. twitch(n.)

    spasm, twitching, sudden contraction (as of the muscles)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

spasm, contractile, shudder, tremor, contraction, tremble, jolt

Translations for twitch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Zuckung, ZuckenGerman
  • ticSpanish
  • nykäisy, nytkähtää, hätkähtää, säpsähdys, sätky, bongaus, nykäys, nytkähdys, nykäistä, bongataFinnish
  • tic, spasmerFrench
  • tic, spasimare, spasimoItalian
  • 引き攣りJapanese
  • arawhiti, tākiri, tamaki, kōwhiti, waitakiriMāori
  • vogelspotten, rukken, vogelenDutch
  • дёргаться, тик, дёрнуть, судорога, подёргивание, дёрнуться, дёргатьRussian
  • trzaj, trzati, tik, тик, трзајSerbo-Croatian

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