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 ?
Still, we went at an impatient fitful speed, and as we went, she twitched the hand upon my shoulder, and worked her mouth, and led me to believe that we were going fast because her thoughts went fast.
In my politeness, I would have stopped; but, Miss Havisham twitched my shoulder, and we posted on - with a shame-faced consciousness on my part that they would think it was all my doing.
A tattered lace handkerchief twitched in her fingers.
But when you analyse the games then we have twitched our ass on the bench.
The entire array is twitched side to side and raised occasionally, for attraction and to draw hesitant fish higher in the water column.