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tic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
tictic /tɪk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MIa sudden movement of a muscle in your face, that you cannot control
Examples from the Corpus
tic• Tension prodded a tic under her eye.• He was soon talking more readily and his facial tics began subsiding.• The corresponding torque/position character-is tic is shown it, Fig. 6.4.• She peered in through his window with a smile and a nervous tic that made her appear to be pleading.• These tics, these traits, had become more pronounced since he had given up smoking.
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