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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
    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.

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 exc Southern Cone) de un jalón


  • 1 (tic) he has a nervous twitch
    tiene un tic nervioso
    I've got a twitch in my eyelid
    Example sentences
    • If hyponatremia develops rapidly, muscular twitches, irritability and convulsions can occur.
    • My attention was focused on his body, waiting for the first twitch of movement.
    • Other than a slight twitch of her head, she made no motion to stop him.
  • 2 (pull)
    jalón (masculine) (Latin America exc Southern Cone)
    to give something a twitch
    darle un tirón or (Latin America exc Southern Cone) un jalón a algo
    Example sentences
    • She made a little twitch of a finger, and Jeff finally locked the tracer.
    • It's like sitting on a river bank with a fishing rod, anticipating the slightest twitch from beneath the water.
    • With a twitch of his hand, he cast them onto the table.
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