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1. a sudden muscular spasm, esp one caused by a nervous condition
2. a loop of cord used to control a horse by drawing it tight about its upper lip
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(1) A live video gaming site from Twitch allows spectators to watch the game being played in real time for fun or competition. Gaming developers can use the Twitch programming interface (API) to integrate Twitch functions into their games, and they can monetize their skill via ads, subscriptions and gaming tips.

Introduced in 2011, Twitch was a spin-off from the streaming platform that was acquired by Amazon in 2014. For more information, visit See e-sports.

(2) (twitch) A category of video games that requires players to make sudden moves to hit a target or to avoid being destroyed or captured. Early video games and many current games use twitch game play; however, more sophisticated games require strategy as well as quick reflexes.
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6 Overindulgence in coffee and alcohol, both of which set your nervous system on edge, can cause muscle twitching.
"I had to play a death scene and I'm so used to twitching them that when I was dying I was fighting to keep them under control.
I recommend you mention the twitching to your primary care doctor, who may refer you for an overnight sleep study to confirm the diagnosis.
While collecting weapons from victims, he noticed two men twitching and said they appeared "somewhere between life and death" but beyond the help of medical attention.
If the twitching involves both eyes, it is possible the sufferer has blepharospasm, a chronic condition which can develop into repeated forceful closing of the eyelids.
In addition to twitching his problem also causes rigidity strange positions and difficulty performing common activities.
While meat-free methods are undeniably deadly, other anglers tip when the time seems right, such as when targeting meal-sized fish, tempting sniffers, or twitching a lure horizontally.
Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea), chest pain, morning stiffness, cognitive or memory impairment, numbness and tingling sensations, muscle twitching, irritable bladder, the feeling of swollen extremities, skin sensitivity, dry eyes and mouth, frequent changes in eye prescription, dizziness and impaired coordination can occur.
For almost four years, that portion of her brain had been ravaged with seizures--electrical disturbances that led to uncontrollable twitching in the right side of her face and body.
But suddenly ahead looms the Knee Jerk, a hideous creature covered with twitching patellas.
Your eyelid keeps twitching. Your eye is red, sore and sensitive to light.