tweak  /ˈtwik/  verb

  • [+ object]

    1 : to change (something) slightly in order to improve it : to make small adjustments to (something)

    • The company may have to tweak[=adjust] its image.
    • Our software developers are tweaking[=fine-tuning] the program.
    • We just wanted to tweak his original idea a bit.

    2 : to injure (a part of your body) slightly

    • He tweaked his ankle playing soccer.

    3 : to pinch and pull (something) with a sudden movement

    • My brother hates it when our grandmother tweaks his cheek.

    4 : to criticize or make fun of (someone or something)

    • His friends tweaked[=teased] him for gaining weight.