tweak

Definitions

General English

Cars & Driving

Computing

  • verb to make small adjustments to a program or hardware to improve performance

Electronics

  • To make fine adjustments, such as those performed when calibrating or tuning.

Slang

  • verb to suffer physical symptoms of drug withdrawal. This 1980s term evokes the irritation and spasmodic nature of drug-induced distress, as well as recalling words such as ‘twitch’ and ‘weak’.
  • verb to adjust or fine-tune. A piece of jargon applied to motor mechanics and computers, for instance.
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