how to pronounce tweak


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tweak is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of tweak in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… virus to tweak it to their own evil …”

meanings of tweak


  1. To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth.
  2. To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.
  3. To exhibit symptoms of methamphetamine abuse, such as extreme nervousness, compulsiveness, erratic motion, excitability; possibly a blend of twitch and freak.
  4. To exhibit extreme nervousness, evasiveness when confronted by law enforcement or other authority (e.g., customs agents, border patrol, teacher, etc.), mimicking methamphetamine abuse symptoms.
  5. To twit or tease.
  6. To adjust slightly; to fine-tune.


  1. A slight adjustment or modification.
  2. A prostitute.
  3. A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.
  4. An additional input to a block cipher, used in conjunction with the key to select the permutation computed by the cipher.
  5. Trouble; distress; tweag.

tweak frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tweak occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tweak can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tweak can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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