November 29, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
tweak /ˈtwiːk/ verb
tweak
/ˈtwiːk/
verb

tweaks; tweaked; tweaking

Tweaking the controls until the sound is just right
Tweaking the controls until the sound is just right
Learner's definition of TWEAK

[+ object]

1 : to change (something) slightly in order to improve it : to make small adjustments to (something)

  • The company may have to tweak [=adjust] its image.

  • Our software developers are tweaking [=fine-tuning] the program.

  • We just wanted to tweak his original idea a bit.

2 : to injure (a part of your body) slightly

  • He tweaked his ankle playing soccer.

3 : to pinch and pull (something) with a sudden movement

  • My brother hates it when our grandmother tweaks his cheek.

4 chiefly US : to criticize or make fun of (someone or something)

  • His friends tweaked [=teased] him for gaining weight.

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