To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.
- To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk: I twitched my fishing line.
- To move jerkily or spasmodically. See Synonyms at jerk1.
- To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
- A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement: a twitch of the eye.
- A sudden pulling; a tug: The fish gave my line a twitch.
- A looped cord used to restrain a horse by tightening it around the animal's upper lip.