Verb > Tweak

Verb – Tweak

(+ 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 football.

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

My brother hates it when our grandmother tweaks his cheek.

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

His friends tweaked (=teased) him for gaining weight.