|1.||to move or cause to move in a jerky spasmodic way|
|2.||(tr) to pull or draw (something) with a quick jerky movement|
|3.||(intr) to hurt with a sharp spasmodic pain|
|4.||rare (tr) to nip|
|5.||a sharp jerking movement|
|6.||a mental or physical twinge|
|7.||Compare tic a sudden muscular spasm, esp one caused by a nervous condition|
|8.||a loop of cord used to control a horse by drawing it tight about its upper lip|
|[Old English twiccian to pluck; related to Old High German zwecchōn to pinch, Dutch twicken]|
v. twitched, twitch·ing, twitch·es
To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk.
To move jerkily or spasmodically.
To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.