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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Perhaps from Low German

twitch

1 verb
     
twitch1
1 [intransitive and transitive] if a part of someone's body twitches, or if they twitch it, it makes a small sudden movement:
His mouth twitched slightly, and then he smiled.
He twitched his eyebrows.
2 [transitive] to move something quickly and suddenly:
Sarah twitched the reins, and we moved off.

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