Tweak vs Tweek – What’s the difference?

Tweak vs Tweek - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between tweak and tweek is that tweak is to pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch while tweek is .

As a noun tweak is a sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.




(en noun )

  • A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.
  • a tweak of the nose .
  • Trouble; distress; tweag.
  • A slight adjustment or modification.
  • He is running so many tweaks it is hard to remember how it looked originally.
  • (obsolete, slang) A prostitute.
  • * 1638 , , Barnabae Itinerarium: or Drunken Barnaby’s four journeys to the north of England : In latin and english metre , Thomas Gent (1852), page 113:
  • […] Thence to Bautree, as I came there, / From the bushes near the lane, there / Rush’d a tweak in gesture flanting / With a leering eye, and wanton : / But my flesh I did subdue it / Fearing lest my purse should rue it.


    (en verb )

  • To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.
  • (informal) To adjust slightly; to fine-tune.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems
    , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.

  • To twit or tease.
  • (intransitive, US, slang) To abuse methamphetamines, especially crystal meth.
  • (intransitive, US, slang) To exhibit symptoms of methamphetamine abuse, such as extreme nervousness, compulsiveness, erratic motion, excitability; possibly a blend of twitch and freak.
  • (intransitive, US, slang) 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.
  • Derived terms

    * (drug abuser) tweaker, (US)
    * (drug abuse) tweaking