From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwitchtwitch1 /twɪtʃ/ verb1[intransitive, transitive]SHAKE if a part of someone’s body twitches, or if they twitch it, it makes a small suddenmovementHis mouth twitched slightly, and then he smiled.He twitched his eyebrows.► see thesaurus at move2[transitive]PULL to move something quickly and suddenlySarah twitched the reins, and we moved off.→ See Verb table
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twitch• A muscle on Yang's face twitched.• Limp and relaxed, my jaw was beginning to twitch.• The muscles of Artai's head and shoulders seemed to twitch.• The spidersreach the joining at the trunk and settle there, twitching.• Mac was very nervous. A muscle on his face began to twitch.• My right eyelid wouldn't stop twitching.• He was quiet, and his eyes were twitching.• Roberta's mouthtwitched as she tried to stop herself laughing out loud.• Hazelstared, twitching his nose.• Greg's always twitching - it makes me nervous.• Her buttocks were twitching rhythmically to the music.• Amanda's legs were so thin ... A muscle in her necktwitched, twitched again.mouth twitched• She came back in, looked at Kath and her mouth twitched.• Suddenly the corner of his mouth twitched.• But her mouth twitched in reply to his cheekygrin, and she sighed, visibly letting go some of her tension.• From the way her mouth twitched, it was plain she was on the verge of breaking down.• Melissa's archedeyebrowsrose into her hairline and her mouth twitched suggestively.• The corner of Morris's mouth twitched up into his cheek and fell back.
twitchtwitch2 noun [countable]1MIHBHa quick movement of a muscle, especially one that you cannot controla nervous twitch2MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONa sudden quick movementThere was no movement in the house, not even a twitch of the curtains.