Need another word that means the same as “twitch”? Find 40 synonyms and 30 related words for “twitch” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Twitch” are: jerk, flip, nip, pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, move convulsively, move spasmodically, spasm, convulse, flutter, quiver, tremble, shiver, quaver, shudder, snatch, pluck, pull, tug, tweak, twitching, vellication, convulsive movement, convulsion, tremor, dart, stab, prick
Twitch as a Noun
Definitions of "Twitch" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “twitch” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement.
- A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.
- A small noose attached to a stick, which may be twisted around the upper lip or the ear of a horse to subdue it during veterinary procedures.
- A sudden pull or jerk.
- A sudden sharp sensation; a pang.
Synonyms of "Twitch" as a noun (18 Words)
|convulsion||A violent social or political upheaval.|
The convulsions of the stock market.
|convulsive movement||A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.|
|dart||A small pointed missile with a feather or plastic flight used in the game of darts.|
Stitch collarband on to neck edge and stitch darts.
|flutter||An act of fluttering.|
A flutter on the horses.
|pull||In sport a pulling stroke.|
The team might be seeded because of their pull within soccer s international body.
|quiver||Case for holding arrows.|
She couldn t help the quiver in her voice.
|shiver||A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.|
The way he looked at her sent shivers down her spine.
|shudder||An act of shuddering.|
The pound s devaluation sent shudders through the market.
|spasm||A painful and involuntary muscular contraction.|
A spasm of coughing woke him.
|stab||A wound made by stabbing.|
Impatient stabs of his finger.
|tremor||A small earthquake.|
A tremor of unease.
|tug||A loop from a horse’s saddle which supports a shaft or trace.|
Another tug and it came loose.
|tweak||A fine adjustment to a mechanism or system.|
No tweaks were required.
|twinge||A sudden, sharp localized pain.|
Kate felt a twinge of guilt.
|twitching||A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.|
|vellication||A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition.|
Usage Examples of "Twitch" as a noun
- His mouth gave a slight twitch.
- He gave a twitch at his moustache.
- He felt a twitch of annoyance.
Twitch as a Verb
Definitions of "Twitch" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “twitch” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions.
- Use a twitch to subdue (a horse).
- Toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air.
- Cause to move in a specified direction by giving a sharp pull.
- Move or pull with a sudden motion.
- Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion.
- Squeeze tightly between the fingers.
- Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement.
Synonyms of "Twitch" as a verb (22 Words)
|convulse||Make someone convulse with laughter.|
Earthquakes convulsed the countryside.
|flip||Toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air.|
He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off.
|flutter||Flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements.|
The seagulls fluttered overhead.
|move convulsively||Progress by being changed.|
|move spasmodically||Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action.|
|nip||Sever or remove by pinching or snipping.|
One of the dogs nipped him on the leg.
|pinch||Make ridges into by pinching together.|
To explore in more detail just pinch the screen.
|pluck||Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.|
Pluck the flowers off the bush.
|pull||Bring take or pull out of a container or from under a cover.|
I am never likely to get pulled for speeding.
|quaver||(of a person’s voice) shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness or emotion.|
I m not safe here am I she said in a quavering voice.
|quiver||Move back and forth very rapidly.|
The tree s branches stopped quivering.
|shiver||Shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited.|
They shivered in the damp foggy cold.
|shudder||(especially of a vehicle, machine, or building) shake or vibrate violently.|
I shuddered with horror.
|spasm||Experience sudden involuntary muscular contractions; twitch convulsively.|
My body spasmed violently.
|squeeze||Squeeze or press together.|
The outer stalk remains once the juice has been squeezed from sugar cane.
|tremble||Be in a state of extreme apprehension.|
I tremble to think that we could ever return to conditions like these.
|tug||Tow a vessel with a tug.|
The ships were tugged off the reefs.
|tweak||Twist or pull (something) sharply.|
Caffeine is a natural mood elevator but if you re stressed to begin with it can kind of tweak you out.
|tweet||Make a chirping noise.|
She talks about her own life but she s just as likely to tweet about budget cuts and Keynesian economics.
|twinge||Cause a stinging pain.|
Stop the exercises if the tummy twinges.
Usage Examples of "Twitch" as a verb
- Her lips twitched and her eyelids fluttered.
- The dog twitched his ears.
- He twitched a cigarette out of a packet.
- His face is twitching.
Associations of "Twitch" (30 Words)
|ache||A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain.|
My legs ached from the previous day s exercise.
|bungee||A long nylon cased rubber band used for securing luggage and in bungee jumping.|
He bungeed 111 metres from the bridge over the Victoria Falls.
|convulsion||A violent social or political upheaval.|
The convulsions of 1939 45.
|cramp||Secure with a cramp.|
In the final game Chang cramped severely.
|delay||An electronic device which introduces a delay especially in an audio signal.|
A two hour delay.
|displacement||The volume or weight of fluid that would fill the volume displaced by a floating ship, used as a measure of the ship’s size.|
A displacement of 6 8 metres along the San Andreas fault.
|fidget||A person who fidgets.|
Captain Osborne had the fidgets.
|hop||A hopping movement.|
A blackbird was hopping around in the sun.
|hurdle||Jump a hurdle.|
A maze of individual hurdled pens.
|impact||The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat.|
The move is not expected to impact the company s employees.
|jitter||Of a signal or device suffer from jitter.|
The episode is only available as a jittering videotape version.
|jolt||An unpleasant surprise or shock.|
A surge in the crowd behind him jolted him forwards.
|jump||An act of jumping from a surface by pushing upwards with one s legs and feet.|
The bar is jumping on Fridays and Saturdays.
|leap||A thing to be leaped over or from.|
He leapt on to the parapet.
|move||Change location move travel or proceed also metaphorically.|
I am a pawn and bishop down after 12 moves.
|muscle||A muscle or muscles when well developed or prominently visible under the skin.|
He was eventually muscled out of the market.
|muscular||Having a robust muscular body build characterized by predominance of structures bone and muscle and connective tissue developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer.|
Energy is needed for muscular activity.
|paroxysm||A sudden recurrence or attack of a disease.|
A paroxysm of weeping.
|power||Of a government or government official holding an office means being in power.|
The power of speech.
|puissance||Power to influence or coerce.|
The puissance of the labor vote.
|shift||The key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower case letters to upper case letters.|
She s shifting the blame on to me.
|skip||Cause to skip over a surface.|
Training was centred on running and skipping.
|slow||At a slow pace slowly.|
Sales were slow.
|spasm||A sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement.|
A spasm of coughing woke him.
|spring||The ability to spring back strongly elasticity.|
The springs of his own emotions.
|startle||A sudden involuntary movement.|
He was startled to see a column of smoke.
|turmoil||Disturbance usually in protest.|
The country was in turmoil.
|upheaval||A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.|
The first upheaval produced a hill which was called Roof Mountain.
|variable||The region of light variable winds to the north of the north east trade winds or in the southern hemisphere between the south east trade winds and the westerlies.|