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tweak

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Definition to fine-tune or improve by making minor adjustments
  • 'Finest dragonskin, little bro',' said Fred, giving his zip a little tweak.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He grinned, gave her breast a quick tweak that sent fury and rage cycling to her gut.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It's basically the recipe on the back of chocolate chips with a few tweaks, such as adding a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon to the dry ingredients.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • I could swear it tweaks its angle to raise my elbows higher.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • What're you drinking these days— turpentine or varnish?" said the sailor, tweaking him roughly in his larded ribs.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Memories tweak and spark.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • They've been tweaking and tweaking and tweaking but they can't get it to work.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She reached out and tweaked my cheek the way my grandmother would and said, "What's up, cutie?"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Roshaneh and Sadaffe spent their first few years tweaking the business model.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It spent several minutes tweaking its feathers with its beak, exposing soft down.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • How was I supposed to tweak nothing?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I'd basically tweaked out like a junkie in front of him and, well, I'm sure it wasn't too fun to watch.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Ferris could not resist tweaking the Exposition Company for not granting him a concession sooner than it did.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • They see what the really wired kids are doing and they tweak it.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He was immensely proud of Lin's success with Ligaroti, but he enjoyed tweaking his son, and he was good at it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He tweaked me a little as the other sniper pulled in front.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • It was as if the desert heat they'd driven through had tweaked Stinky's brain.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I believe God never tweaks the laws of nature to achieve some desired outcome.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • For the last few hours, while getting my hair and makeup done and my outfit fitted and tweaked, I'd managed to ignore the chatter around me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • You shall tweak the nose of your Prince of Shades up there.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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