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tweak -- as in: tweaked the engine
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Frank learned early in his marriage that so long as she had her own way, life could be very pleasant, but when she was opposed— Given her own way, she was as gay as a child, laughed a good deal, made foolish little jokes, sat on his knee and tweaked his beard until he vowed he felt twenty years younger.

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  • She was completely unaware that with one twist of the tongue she could plunge Jean Louise into a moral turmoil by making her niece doubt her own motives and best intentions, by tweaking the protestant, philistine strings of Jean Louise’s conscience until they vibrated like a spectral zither.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Memories tweak and spark.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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