twitch

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twitch(
twihch
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to jerk suddenly)
a. retorcerse
Why do your leg muscles twitch involuntarily when you're jolted awake?¿Por qué se retuercen involuntariamente los músculos de las piernas cuando uno se despierta de golpe?
b. temblar
He's lying. His eyelid is twitching like it does when he lies.Está mintiendo. Le tiembla el párpado como le pasa cuando miente.
c. moverse
My finger twitched and I accidentally sent the email.Se me movió el dedo y envié el correo electrónico sin querer.
d. crisparse
I'm having trouble typing because my hands twitch, especially in the morning.Me cuesta escribir a máquina porque mis manos se crispan, sobre todo por la mañana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (small involuntary movement)
a. el tic
(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)
Carrie was having a hard time reading because of the twitch in her eye.A Carrie le costaba trabajo leer por el tic que tenía en el ojo.
b. el movimiento involuntario
(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)
Many cats will wake when someone enters a room, even if it's just a twitch of the ear.Muchos gatos se despiertan cuando alguien entra a un habitación, aunque se trate solo de un movimiento involuntario de la oreja.
3. (jerk)
a. el tirón
(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)
Ana grabbed the rod, gave it a twitch, and caught a trout.Ana tomó la caña, le dio un tirón, y pescó una trucha.
b. el jalón
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Miguel was thrilled to feel the twitch of the fish on the hook.Miguel se emocionó al sentir el jalón del pez en el anzuelo.
4. (pang)
a. la punzada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of pain)
There's a twitch on the bottom of my foot that's driving me crazy.Tengo una punzada en la planta del pie que me está volviendo loco.
b. la sensación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(emoción)
When I realized my brother wasn't listening I felt a twitch of anger.Cuando me di cuenta de que mi hermano no me estaba escuchando me asaltó una sensación de cólera.
5. (horse control device)
a. el acial
(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 veterinarian used a twitch on the horse to keep it calm.El veterinario utilizó un acial en el caballo para mantenerlo tranquilo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to cause to jerk)
a. sacudir
The cowboy twitched the rope to take up the slack.El vaquero sacudió la cuerda para tensarla.
b. mover
The squirrel scurried up a tree, stopped, then twitched its tail.La ardilla subió corriendo el árbol, se detuvo, luego sacudió la cola.
c. torcer
Dana twitched her mouth and arched a brow.Dana torció la boca y arqueó una ceja.
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twitch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (pull)
a. el tirón
(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)
to have a nervous twitchtener un tic nervioso
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (pull)
a. dar un tirón a
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (face)
a. contraerse
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twitch [twɪtʃ]
noun
1 (slight pull) tirón (m)
to give sth a twitch dar un tirón a algo
2 (nervous tic) tic (m); contracción (f) nerviosa
intransitive verb
[+hands, face, muscles] crisparse; [+nose, ears, tail] moverse nerviosamente;
transitive verb
[+curtains, rope] pegar un tirón de; [+hands] crispar; retorcer; [+nose, ears etc] mover nerviosamente
to twitch sth away from sb quitar algo a algn con un movimiento rápido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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