Definition of Tweak

1. Noun. A squeeze with the fingers.

Exact synonyms: Pinch
Generic synonyms: Squeeze, Squeezing
Derivative terms: Pinch, Pinch, Pinch

2. Verb. Pinch or squeeze sharply.
Generic synonyms: Nip, Pinch, Squeeze, Tweet, Twinge, Twitch

3. Verb. Pull or pull out sharply. "Pluck the flowers off the bush"
Exact synonyms: Pick Off, Pluck, Pull Off
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Related verbs: Draw Away, Draw Off, Pull Off
Specialized synonyms: Tweeze

4. Verb. Adjust finely. "Fine-tune the engine"
Exact synonyms: Fine-tune
Generic synonyms: Tune, Tune Up

Definition of Tweak

1. v. t. To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch; as, to tweak the nose.

2. n. A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch; as, a tweak of the nose.

Definition of Tweak

1. Noun. A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch. ¹

2. Noun. Trouble; distress; tweag. ¹

3. Noun. A slight adjustment or modification. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete slang) A prostitute. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive informal) To adjust slightly; to fine-tune. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To twit or tease. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive US slang) To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tweak

1. to pinch and twist sharply [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tweak

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twayblade
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Literary usage of Tweak

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1. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1843)
"replied tweak. "What are you going to stand ?" " I have not got anything. ... tweak threw it at a cat, and broke a kitchen-window, so we couldn't ask for it ..."

2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... of the corolla and of the stamens, whilst that of the lobes of the calyx Is four only. There is probably hut one South American species, »tweak shrub or ..."

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