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Twitch vs. Twinge

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Twitchnoun

Elymus repens; a species of grass, often considered as a weed

Twingeverb

(transitive) To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.

Twitchverb

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.

‘Thrice they twitched the diamond in her ear.’;

Twingeverb

(transitive) To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.

Twitchnoun

The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve.

Twingeverb

(intransitive) To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain.

‘My side twinges.’;

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Twitchnoun

A short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.

Twingenoun

A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.

Twitchnoun

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.

Twingenoun

A sudden sharp pain.

‘I got a twinge in my arm.’;

Twitchnoun

a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

Twingeverb

To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.

‘When a man is past his sense,There's no way to reduce him thence,But twinging him by the ears or nose,Or laying on of heavy blows.’;

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Twitchverb

make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion;

‘his face is twitching’;

Twingeverb

To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.

‘The gnat . . . twinged him [the lion] till he made him tearhimself, and so mastered him.’;

Twitchverb

move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions;

‘The patient's legs were jerkings’;

Twingeverb

To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.

Twitchverb

toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

Twingenoun

A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.

‘A master that gives you . . . twinges by the ears.’;

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Twitchverb

squeeze tightly between the fingers;

‘He pinched her behind’; ‘She squeezed the bottle’;

Twingenoun

A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.

Twitchverb

move or pull with a sudden motion

Twingenoun

a sudden sharp feeling;

‘pangs of regret’; ‘she felt a stab of excitement’; ‘twinges of conscience’;

Twingenoun

a sharp stab of pain

Twingeverb

cause a stinging pain;

‘The needle pricked his skin’;

Twingeverb

feel a sudden sharp, local pain

Twingeverb

squeeze tightly between the fingers;

‘He pinched her behind’; ‘She squeezed the bottle’;

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