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    Definition:
    Twitch - (v. t.) To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.
    Twitch - (n.) The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve.
    Twitch - (n.) A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.
    Twitch - (n.) A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse. By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation.
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    Twitched - (imp. & p. p.) of Twitch
    Twitching - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Twitch
    Twitcher - (n.) One who, or that which, twitches.
    Twitch grass - () See Quitch grass.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Twitch - v. 1 (of features, muscles, etc.) Move or contract spasmodically. 2 pull sharply at. n. 1 sudden involuntary contraction or movement. 2 sudden pull or jerk. 3 colloq. State of nervousness. twitchy adj. (-ier, -iest) (in sense 3 of n.). [probably old english]
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    Twitcher - n. Colloq. Bird-watcher seeking sightings of rare birds.

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