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Definition of TWIG

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Twig \Twig\, v. t.
     To beat with twigs.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Twig \Twig\ (tw[i^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twigged} (tw[i^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Twigging}.] [Cf. {Tweak}.] To twitch; to pull; to tweak. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Twig \Twig\, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me? [Colloq.] --Marryat. [1913 Webster]

     2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. "Now twig him; now mind him." --Foote. [1913 Webster]

              As if he were looking right into your eyes and twigged something there which you had half a mind to conceal.                              --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Twig \Twig\, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zw[imac]g, zw[imac], G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster]

           The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the outside with hides.                  --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

     {Twig borer} (Zool.), any one of several species of small beetles which bore into twigs of shrubs and trees, as the apple-tree twig borer ({Amphicerus bicaudatus}).

     {Twig girdler}. (Zool.) See {Girdler}, 3.

     {Twig rush} (Bot.), any rushlike plant of the genus {Cladium} having hard, and sometimes prickly-edged, leaves or stalks. See {Saw grass}, under {Saw}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "twig":
     accept, appendage, arm, bine, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness, burgeon, catch, catch on, comprehend, craze, cry, deadwood, descry, dig, discern, distinguish, divine, espy, fad, fathom, flagellum, fork, frond, furore, get, grasp, hand, imp, joint, know, leg, limb, link, lobe, lobule, mark, member, mode, note, notice, observe, offshoot, organ, perceive, pinion, rage, ramage, ramification, rumble, runner, sapling, sarment, scion, see, seedling, sense, set, shoot, slip, spear, spray, sprig, sprit, sprout, spur, stem, stick, stolon, style, sucker, switch, tail, take, take in, tendril, thallus, tumble to, understand, vogue, wing


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