tweak

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tweak something off (of) someone or something

 and tweak something off
to flick something off someone or something; to remove something from someone or something by pinching. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Sarah tweaked a little beetle off of Fred. Sarah tweaked off a little bug.
See also: off, tweak

tweak

(tʍik)
tv. to adjust something slightly. Tweak the tuner a little and see if you can get that station just a little bit clearer.
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Internalizing the notion that meth users do not make good mothers, she viewed herself as different from the bad tweaker moms because she had sacrificed custody of her children to avoid exposing them to her use.
Yet England's real advantage was that it had Henry Stones, of Horwich, who added metal rollers to the mule; and James Hargreaves, of Tottington, who figured out how to smooth the acceleration and deceleration of the spinning wheel; and William Kelly, of Glasgow, who worked out how to add water power to the draw stroke; and John Kennedy, of Manchester, who adapted the wheel to turn out fine counts; and, finally, Richard Roberts, also of Manchester, a master of precision machine tooling -- and the tweaker's tweaker.
The film begins in the most obvious way possible, juxtaposing a church hymn sung by temperate Gayle (Judith Light) with the sex-and-drugs lifestyle of promiscuous tweaker Mark (Chad Allen).
Everyone's tweaker starts to go about now," he said.
But when just-as-tough tweaker Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster) burns Johnny on a deal and meets his intimidation with violent escalation, Johnny's boys seize Jake's adolescent half-brother Zack (Anton Yelchin) off the street and hold him as collateral.
A male make-up artist touches up the foundation on singer Lisa Scott-Lee's cleavage and another man is Jennifer Lopez's nipple- tweaker.
Before full dark, two other very decent bucks entered the field too far away while a tweaker of a forked-horn passed point-blank.
After centuries as an obscure figure - the tweaker of the devil's nose, the patron of goldsmiths - Stubbs's book restored Dunstan to an important place in English Church history and William Hunt's article in the Dictionary of National Biography gave a detailed account of the archbishop's career.
This new addition in ISF brings TSMC's customers an incremental design closure flow using Tweaker for post-place & route timing fix, leakage power recovery, as well as clock skew fine-tuning.
Before Hussain took charge for Islamabad, South African tweaker Imran Tahir rattled the United team with two wickets in two balls by removing Asif Ali and Andre Russell to reduce Islamabad to 63 for 5.
Root made just nine before he got a thick edge to a Cummins delivery, however, and Cook departed for 37 prodding at a Lyon tweaker with Smith gobbling up the catch at first slip.
Nevertheless, it was an excellent performance by Oman bowlers too, especially, left-arm tweaker Ajay Lalcheta to start with then leggie Khawar Ali and Sultanate's own 'slinga' Munis.
The Chennai- born tweaker overtook the previous Indian record of one of the members of the famed spin quartet -- off- spinner Erapalli Prasanna -- to reach the 100- wicket mark in one Test less.
Ormskirk tweaker Kerrigan took three wickets in 24 balls to leave Durham reeling at 75-4, soon to be 82-5.
He finished the match off with two wickets in two balls, Ben Foakes trapped lbw before Panesar popped his first ball straight back to his fellow tweaker.