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American English: /twɪtʃ/
British English: /twɪtʃ/

Translation of twitch in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (tail/nose)
    his eyelid was twitching
    le temblaba el párpado

transitive verb

  • (tail/ears)
    he twitched the reins
    sacudió las riendas
    she twitched back the curtain
    abrió la cortina de un tirón or (Latin America except Southern Cone) de un jalón
    Example sentences
    • Winthrop gives me an apologetic look, though a corner of his mouth is slightly twitching in amusement.
    • Casey felt her heart shudder and her lips twitch upwards into a smile.
    • All he noticed was Paul's eyebrow twitching upward at the reaction.


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