What is the difference between Tweek and Tweak?

The difference between tweek and tweak

is that "tweek" is a form of atmospherics produced when the high-frequency components reach the receiver before the low-frequency components and "tweak" is to pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.

tweek

tweak

Noun

  • A form of atmospherics (radio interference) produced when the high-frequency components reach the receiver before the low-frequency components.

Verb

  • (transitive) To pinch and pull with a sudden jerk and twist; to twitch.
  • (transitive, informal) To adjust slightly; to fine-tune.
  • (transitive) To twit or tease.

Examples

  • to tweak the nose.
  • If we tweak the colors towards blue, it will look more natural.
  • Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product , is a tangle too. […] But as a foundation for analysis it is highly subjective: it rests on difficult decisions about what counts as a territory, what counts as output and how to value it. Indeed, economists are still tweaking it.
  • Yet on January 10th, only weeks before the charter was due to come into force, the prime minister said his government was tweaking the draft.

Noun

  • A sharp pinch or jerk; a twist or twitch.
  • A slight adjustment or modification.
  • Trouble; distress; tweag.
  • (cryptography) An additional input to a block cipher, used in conjunction with the key to select the permutation computed by the cipher.

Examples

  • a tweak of the nose
  • He is running so many tweaks it is hard to remember how it looked originally.
  • Thence to Bautree, as I came there, / From the bushes near the lane, there / Rush’d a tweak in gesture flanting / With a leering eye, and wanton : / But my flesh I did subdue it / Fearing lest my purse should rue it.