verb (used with object)
- to pinch and pull with a jerk and twist: to tweak someone’s ear; to tweak someone’s nose.
- to pull or pinch the nose of, especially gently: He tweaked the baby on greeting.
- to make a minor adjustment to: to tweak a computer program.
- an act or instance of tweaking; a sharp, twisting pull or jerk.
It’s also one of my husband’s favorite characters on South Park (yeah, my husband’s weird that way. 🙂 ).
Here’s an example of how I used the word in To Growl or to Groan:
“Your drink count is five, but I still don’t think that’s the issue. So what’s going on?” He tweaks my nose again.
I might bite him if he does that again, feeling as uncharitable as I do at the moment.
What are some of your favorite words that sound good to you?