Twig meaning

twĭg
The definition of a twig is a small branch on a tree.

A little tree branch growing off of a larger branch is an example of a twig.

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A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.
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Any small, leafless branch of a woody plant.
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To observe or notice.
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To understand or figure out.
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To be or become aware of the situation; understand.
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The current style; the fashion.
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A small, slender branch or shoot of a tree or shrub.
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To observe.
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To understand.
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A small thin branch of a tree or bush.

They used twigs and leaves as a base to start the fire.

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To beat with twigs.
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(colloquial, regional) To realise something; to catch on.
  • 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun.
    Well, with fewer people doing two or three times the work, you may have already twigged to this.

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To understand the meaning of (a person); to comprehend.

Do you twig me?

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To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover.
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(obsolete, Scotland) To twitch; to pull; to tweak.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of twig

Old English twigge, from Proto-Germanic *twÄ«gÄ… (compare West Frisian twiich, Dutch twijg, German Zweig), from Proto-Indo-European *dwigha (compare Old Church Slavonic [script?] (dvigÅ­, “branch"), Albanian degë 'id.'), from *dwó 'two'. More at two.