"twitching" in the noun sense
1. twitch, twitching, vellication
a sudden muscle spasm especially one caused by a nervous condition
"twitching" in the verb sense
1. twitch, jerk
make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
"his face is twitching"
2. jerk, twitch
move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
"The patient's legs were jerkings"
3. flip, twitch
toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
4. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
squeeze tightly between the fingers
"He pinched her behind"
"She squeezed the bottle"
move or pull with a sudden motion
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