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Meaning of TWEAK

Pronunciation:  tweek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a squeeze with the fingers
  2. [v]  adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"
  3. [v]  pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
  4. [v]  pinch or squeeze sharply
 

TWEAK is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: fine-tune, pick off, pinch, pluck, pull off
 
 See Also: draw, force, nip, pinch, pull, squeeze, squeeze, squeezing, tune, tune up, tweet, tweeze, twinge, twitch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tweak\, v. t. [OE. twikken, originally the same word as
    twicchen; cf. LG. twikken. See {Twitch}.]
    To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch;
    as, to tweak the nose. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Tweak\, n.
    1. A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch; as, a tweak of
       the nose. --Swift.
    
    2. Trouble; distress; tweag. [Obs.]
    
    3. A prostitute. [Obs.] --Brathwait.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. To change slightly, usually in reference to a value. Also used synonymously with twiddle. If a program is almost correct, rather than figure out the precise problem you might just keep tweaking it until it works. See frobnicate and fudge factor; also see shotgun debugging.

2. To tune or bum a program; preferred usage in the UK.

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