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tweak

(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.

tweak

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

tweak

To make minor adjustments in an electronic system or in a software program in order to improve performance. See calibrate and death by tweakage.
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But the tweaker has made a creditable return to big- time cricket in the Indian Premier League.
Lancashire's Simon Kerrigan (4-28) then combined well with Bajan tweaker Dane Currency (4-45) as the Wirral outfit slumped to 125 all out.
He was recovering or reformed, more or less, if you could ever call a tweaker reformed.
THE SPIN QUANDARY TWEAKER James Tredwell has been one of his country's most consistent one-day performers since - and even for some time before - Graeme Swann's retirement.
The tweaker inherits things as they are, and has to push and pull them toward some more nearly perfect solution.
Monty Panesar travelled Down Under as Swann's deputy and joined him in a losing side at Adelaide, but an SOS has also been sent to Durham leg-spinner Scott Borthwick and Kent tweaker Tredwell.
And for much of the first hour of "Out of the Furnace," Cooper (who rewrote the script by Brad Inglesby) steeps us in the dead-end mood of the place: the off-track betting parlor where Rodney gambles away money borrowed from an avuncular barkeep and bookie (Willem Dafoe); the forlorn drive-in movie theater where a hair-trigger tweaker named Harlan DeGroat (Woody Harrelson) uncorks his rage on his unsuspecting girlfriend; and Carrie Furnace itself, blackening the Braddock skies in a permanent veil of soot.
Much of that belief stems from having arguably the best spinner in the world, Saeed Ajmal (two for 42), and fellow tweaker Zulfiqar Babar (one for seven) in the team.
For many of the women, distancing themselves from the stigma associated with meth use meant distinguishing themselves from the "scandalous tweaker.
The Nottinghamshire tweaker looked back to his best when he took a 10-wicket match haul against New Zealand at Headingley after undergoing surgery on a problematic shoulder injury over the winter and is notorious for his success against left-handed batsmen.
Gareth Breese is the squad's only other senior tweaker but, even with Blackwell missing for most of last season, he was still regarded as a oneday specialist.
The burden on Lyon, the off-spinner and the twelfth tweaker to be tried by Australia since the retirement of Shane Warne, will be immense.