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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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In no uncertain terms, Rupert explained to the teacher that should he tweak either of Douglas' delicate ears ever again he would return to administer a terrible tweaking of the teacher's ears.
If the aforementioned formal process development and optimization work is performed, the process monitored using SPC, and the concepts of common cause and special cause variation understood, then we should be adamant about never tweaking the printing process.
We are able to do this without tweaking the offense too much, something we couldn't do in a more conventional offensive scheme.
There are funds available this year but when you look at our team it is about tweaking rather than massive rebuild," Kenyon said.
With a little tweaking and redefinition of terms, "academic value added"--or AVA--was born.
Some observers would question Ziebarth's offhand statement about tweaking Bill Clinton's ear since Regnery publications were among the most relentless attackers of the President's character and formed a veritable bibliography for the impeachment hearings.
Tweaking Toolbox XP lets you easily customize XP's look and feel to reflect your preferences.
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Football Association spokesman Adrian Bevington said: "Nigel Martyn has returned to Leeds after tweaking his knee in training yesterday.
While all this tweaking of regimens may make some incremental difference in the success of these regimens, it seems unlikely that over a long period of time it will make a difference in the overall success rate.
Any remaining stress problems could be easily solved by tweaking the solid model, which is already close to optimal geometry.