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To tweak something is to make a small adjustment or a small change in order to fix it or improve it.

Here are some examples of how the word "tweak" might be used in a sentence:

  • I needed to tweak a few things on my website in order to make it run more smoothly.
  • My friend, Svetlana, made a tweak to her phone in order to reduce the battery usage. (The word "tweak" is used as a noun in this sentence.)
  • Jeremy tried tweaking his golf swing, but it didn’t help.
  • Let’s get the business up and running and then tweak it as we go along.
  • Users of the computer software were so unhappy with the constant tweaking to it that many just abandoned it altogether.
  • The traffic light wasn’t working properly, but all it needed was a small tweak to bring it back to working order.

workers tweakin a traffic light

A small tweak was all that it needed.

The word "tweak" is similar to the word "tinker."

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Published on August 18, 2017


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