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English

Etymology

From Middle English twikken, from Old English twiccian (to pluck), cognate with twitch.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tweak

Plural
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  1. A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.
    a tweak of the nose.
  2. Trouble; distress; tweag.
  3. A slight adjustment or modification.
    He is running so many tweaks it is hard to remember how it looked originally.
  4. (slang) A prostitute.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to tweak

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tweak (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.
    to tweak the nose.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To adjust slightly; to fine tune.
    If we tweak the colors towards blue, it will look more natural.
  3. (transitive) To twit or tease.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth.

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References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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