AskDefine | Define tweak

Dictionary Definition

tweak n : a squeeze with the fingers [syn: pinch]


1 pinch or squeeze sharply
2 pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush" [syn: pluck, pull off, pick off]
3 adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine" [syn: fine-tune]

User Contributed Dictionary



From twikken, from twiccian, cognate with twitch.



  1. A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.
    a tweak of the nose.
  2. Trouble; distress; tweag.
  3. A slight adjustment or modification.
    He is running so many tweaks it is hard to remember how it looked originally.
  4. A prostitute.
a sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch; as, a tweak of the nose
trouble; distress; tweag
a slight adjustment or modification
a prostitute
  • Spanish: prostituta


  1. To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.
    to tweak the nose.
  2. transitive informal To adjust slightly; to fine tune.
    If we tweak the colors towards blue, it will look more natural.
  3. To twit or tease.
  4. To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth.

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Extensive Definition

Tweak or tweaker can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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