What does the word twitch mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To pull sharply.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A sudden jerk or pull.

Usage examples for twitch

  1. " I 'ope nobody is, not 'ere," said Croucher, with a horrid twitch. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  2. Charlie's mother tried to look as stoical as possible, but the corners of her mouth would twitch, and there was a nervous trembling of her under- lip; but she commanded herself, and only when Charlie gave a slight groan of pain, stooped and kissed his forehead; and when she raised her head again, there was a tear resting on the face of her son that was not his own. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. When I have a happy thought, I imagine her ears twitch, especially when I think of the sweet apple I will place by her doorway at night. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs