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TWEAK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tweak mean? 

TWEAK (noun)
  The noun TWEAK has 1 sense:

1. a squeeze with the fingers

  Familiarity information: TWEAK used as a noun is very rare.


TWEAK (verb)
  The verb TWEAK has 3 senses:

1. pinch or squeeze sharply
2. pull or pull out sharply
3. adjust finely

  Familiarity information: TWEAK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWEAK (noun)


Sense 1tweak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A squeeze with the fingers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

tweak; pinch

Hypernyms ("tweak" is a kind of...):

squeeze; squeezing (the act of gripping and pressing firmly)


TWEAK (verb)


Sense 1tweak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pinch or squeeze sharply

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "tweak" is one way to...):

nip; pinch; squeeze; tweet; twinge; twitch (squeeze tightly between the fingers)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2tweak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pull or pull out sharply

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pluck; pull off; pick off; tweak

Context example:

pluck the flowers off the bush

Hypernyms (to "tweak" is one way to...):

draw; force; pull (cause to move by pulling)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tweak"):

tweeze (pluck with tweezers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3tweak [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adjust finely

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

fine-tune; tweak

Context example:

fine-tune the engine

Hypernyms (to "tweak" is one way to...):

tune; tune up (adjust for (better) functioning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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