Synonyms for tweaked

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Returning swiftly to the castle, she tweaked the giant's big toe.

"Yes, grandpapa," Miriam answered meekly, and tweaked Helen's toe.

He tweaked the string and his tweak was met with uncompromising resistance.

But not a feather was tweaked out, or even disturbed, that I could see.

Finally one, bolder than the rest, came up and tweaked her sleeve.

I shall be tweaked by the nose all round the country—I'll follow him.

With the deepest horror I record, that he also tweaked the Mackerel's nose.

He caught the man's nose between the thumb and finger and tweaked it severely.

"Teach 'em better," he said fiercely, and tweaked his moustache painfully.

Lolita hopped clumsily on to Pearl's shoulder and tweaked her ear.

WORD ORIGIN

"pinch, pluck, twist," usually to the nose, probably from Old English twiccian "to pluck," of obscure origin; perhaps related to twitch. Meaning "to make fine adjustments" is attested from 1966. Related: Tweaked; tweaking. The noun in this sense is recorded by 1989.

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