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tweak
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
to fine-tune or improve by making minor adjustments
  • ...are troubled with short and weak memories; the same doctor proposed, "that whoever attended a first minister, after having told his business, with the utmost brevity and in the plainest words, should, at his departure, give the said minister a tweak by the nose, or a kick in the belly, or tread on his corns, or lug him thrice by both ears, or run a pin into his breech; or pinch his arm black and blue, to prevent forgetfulness; and at every levee day, repeat the same operation, till the...
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (54% in)

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