Twit

Twit

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Twitting.] [OE. atwiten, AS. twtan to reproach, blame; t at + wtan to reproach, blame; originally, to observe, see, hence, to observe what is wrong (cf. the meanings of E. animadvert; akin to G. verweisen to censure, OHG. firwzan, Goth. fraweitan to avenge, L. videre to see. See Vision, Wit.] To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault, defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.
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This these scoffers twitted the Christians with.
Tillotson.
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sop minds men of their errors, without twitting them for what is amiss.
L'Estrange.
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