twitch


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Synonyms for twitch

pull (at)

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  • pull (at)
  • snatch (at)
  • tug (at)
  • pluck (at)
  • yank (at)

Synonyms for twitch

to move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

a nervous shaking of the body

a sudden motion, such as a pull

Synonyms for twitch

make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion

move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

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

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squeeze tightly between the fingers

move or pull with a sudden motion

References in classic literature ?
Bold as he was, however, I rather fancy that it strengthened his valiant heart, just at this crisis, to feel a tremulous twitch at the silken cord, which he was still holding in his left hand.
He would go ten miles to the seal-holes, and when he was on the hunting~grounds he would twitch a trace loose from the pitu, and free the big black leader, who was the cleverest dog in the team.
Very slight; but I, staring at the narrator after the manner of all simple souls, noticed it; the twitch of a pain which surely must have been mental.
A twitch brought away the tangled red hair, and there, sitting up in his bed, was a pale, sad-faced, refined-looking man, black-haired and smooth-skinned, rubbing his eyes and staring about him with sleepy bewilderment.
It was evident that it did connect, for no sooner had the boy given it a twitch than the whole room went black, as if they had all been struck blind, and an instant afterward they heard the dull crash of the closing door.
Instinctively he give the curtains a twitch, and sent them swinging down their poles.
L,' a while back," Frome continued, checking with a twitch of the left rein the bay's evident intention of turning in through the broken-down gate.
His head fell forward on the table, with never a quiver at the blow, never a twitch when I pillowed it upon one of his own sprawling arms.
My eyes were still upon my darling, devouring her, revelling in her, when suddenly I saw her hand twitch within her step-father's arm.
Prince Vasili said no more and his cheeks began to twitch nervously, now on one side, now on the other, giving his face an unpleasant expression which was never to be seen on it in a drawing room.
In her happiest moments - and never was a happier woman - her mouth did not of a sudden begin to twitch, and tears to lie on the mute blue eyes in which I have read all I know and would ever care to write.
This had got on Hook's nerves; it made his iron claw twitch, and at night it disturbed him like an insect.
My fingers would twitch and I'd sew a crooked seam.
He gazed once more into her face, at the brown eyes watching him now a little anxiously, the mouth with the humorous twitch at the corner of her lips.
We could twitch our ears, prick them up and flatten them down at will.