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tweak -- as in: tweaked the engine
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • Tweaky, pokey!
  • The situation with Slughorn was different; you always had the ability to persuade him, you just needed to tweak the circumstances a bit.
  • Unorthodox, but what a stroke of inspiration, Harry, of course, that would tend to counterbalance the occa-sional side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking.
  • He suddenly remembered Dumbledore’s idea of a few words: ’nitwit’, ’oddment’, ’blubber’ and ’tweak 1, and again, had to suppress a grin what was the matter with him?
  • All in all, the temptation to take another gulp of Felix Felicis was becoming stronger by the day, for surely this was a case for, as Hermione put it, "tweaking the circumstances"?

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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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