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tweak

tweak(
twik
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to make a small adjustment to)
a. afinar
The lawyers are still tweaking the terms of Karen and Bob's divorce.Los abogados todavía están afinando las condiciones del divorcio de Karen y Bob.
2. (to pull on)
a. pellizcar
"Peek-a-boo!" said Pedro, and he tweaked his nephew's nose."¡Cu, cu!", dijo Pedro, y le pellizcó la nariz a su sobrino.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become extremely agitated)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. friquearse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Did your dad get mad when he found out you crashed his car? - Mad? He tweaked!¿Se enojó tu papá cuando se enteró de que habías chocado su carro? - ¿Si se enojó? ¡Se friqueó!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(small adjustment)
a. el toquecito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We're still giving the menu a tweak or two, but people seem excited about the restaurant in general.Aún le estamos dando un par de toquecitos a la carta, pero, por lo general, la gente parece estar encantada con el restaurante.
b. el retoque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My sculpture is almost done, but it still needs a few tweaks.Mi escultura está casi terminada, pero aún faltan unos retoques.
5. (pull)
a. el pellizco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The waitress gave Nick's ear a tweak, and he started to blush.La camarera le dio un pellizco en la oreja a Nick, y este se sonrojó.
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tweak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
to give somebody's ear a tweakdar a alguien un tirón de orejas
2. (colloquial)
a.
to give something a tweakhacer un pequeño ajuste en algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (nose, ear)
a. pellizcar
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tweak [twiːk]
noun
1 (pull) pellizco (m)
to give sb's nose/ear a tweak pellizcar a algn la nariz/la oreja
2 (small alteration) pequeño retoque (m)
Regular readers may notice a few changes in this issue — nothing too radical, just a tweak here and there ...a brilliant manuscript which needs little more than a few typographical tweaks before it can be sent to the printer
transitive verb
1 (pull) pellizcar
2 (alter slightly) retocar ligeramente
We watch it after the dialogue is laid down on tape, and then we can go back and tweak it a little bit He expects the system to get even better as the engineers tweak its performance
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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