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Other Twig Definition

[n] small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
[v] branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
[v] understand, usually after some initial difficulty

Misc. Definitions

\Twig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twigging}.] [Cf. {Tweak}.] To twitch; to pull; to tweak. [Obs. or Scot.]
\Twig\, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.]
1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me? [Colloq.] --Marryat.
2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. ``Now twig him; now mind him.'' --Foote. As if he were looking right into your eyes and twigged something there which you had half a mind to conceal. --Hawthorne.
\Twig\, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the outside with hides. --Sir T. Raleigh. {Twig borer} (Zo["o]l.), 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}. (Zo["o]l.) 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}.
\Twig\, v. t. To beat with twigs.

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