Usage examples for tweak

  1. At other times she vented her anger on us; that is, on me; she never scolded the sick Beril, and the other boys only very seldom- they, poor things, used to come home from Cheder with their cheeks pinched brown and blue and with swollen under- lids; I, on the other hand, came in for many an undeserved tweak to my hair or else a slap. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  2. The tweak from his hand lay back somewhere, branded none too pleasantly into her consciousness. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  3. Barby gave his ear a tweak and said with a smile that made him feel as if they had known each other always: Oh, the good times I've had with boys just your size. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  4. You know how the force that controls us gives us a little tweak to remind us when we get off the beaten track. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. Who could call Bill Tweak from seven years of time and the very waste places of space? – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  6. But when the watchman gave no reply, the merry roysterer, who was now returning home from a noisy drinking bout, took it into his head to try what a tweak of the nose would do, on which the supposed sleeper lost his balance, the body lay motionless, stretched out on the pavement: the man was dead. – Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  7. When they endeavored to shield their eyes with their hands, two of the doves bit the Wizard's fingers and another caught the pretty pink ear of the Princess in its bill and gave it such a cruel tweak that she cried out in pain and threw her skirt over her head. – Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  8. One morning, as the last bell rang and they were taking their seats, Fanny passed his desk and gave his coarse and stubbly hair a tweak – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  9. He followed old lady Ostrich about for some time before he dared tweak a handful of feathers from her tail. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  10. And the large grenadier of a woman, looking like one of the commune, gave his ear a playful tweak – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  11. Where was Long Bill Tweak – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  12. For instance, if you only waved your hand in an airy spiral, " Tommy" would respond with no more than the conventional " once- over;" but a gentle tweak of the tail following the spiral, brought a roll to the left, while two tweaks directed him to the right. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  13. " Pay the porter, please, ma'am," he said giving Toinette's ear a mischievous tweak with his sharp fingers. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  14. Then having flung a fierce defiance in the teeth of his adversary, by the lips of his messenger, the latter was reconducted to the portal, with all the ceremonious civility due to the trumpeter, squire, and ambassador, of so great a commander; and being again unblinded, was courteously dismissed with a tweak of the nose, to assist him in recollecting his message. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  15. But how to produce Long Bill Tweak from the mist into which he had vanished at Back Yard Bight of the Labrador seven years ago? – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  16. It was really a love tweak and intended to be playful, but she probably put more fervor into it than she knew. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  17. He could therefore afford to pass over such an accusation with a little tweak of Willy's ear. – Two Little Confederates by Thomas Nelson Page
  18. If it's really as you say, if your betrothed is really such a paragon of virtues- the world is full of surprises- and, chief of all, if she does not pose as a repentant Magdalene and bank upon your pity, it will be a pleasure to me to tweak Mr. Respectability's nose and give you my cordial blessing. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann