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twig

noun \ ˈtwig \

Definition of twig

1 : a small shoot or branch usually without its leaves
2 : a minute branch of a nerve or artery

twigged

play \ˈtwigd\ adjective

twiggy

play \ˈtwi-gē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of twig

Middle English twigge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zwīg twig, Old English twā two


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twig

verb

Definition of twig

twigged; twigging
transitive verb
2 : to understand the meaning of : comprehend
intransitive verb
: to gain a grasp : understand
  • twigged instinctively about things
  • —H. E. Bates

Examples of twig in a Sentence

  1. He seemed confused until he twigged that something was going on.

  2. I had to explain it to him three times but he finally twigged.

Origin and Etymology of twig

perhaps from Irish & Scottish Gaelic tuig- understand


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twig

noun

Definition of twig

British

Origin and Etymology of twig

origin unknown


TWIG Defined for English Language Learners

twig

verb

Definition of twig for English Language Learners

  • : to understand (something) suddenly


TWIG Defined for Kids

twig

noun \ ˈtwig \

Definition of twig for Students

: a small shoot or branch

Medical Dictionary

twig

noun \ ˈtwig \

medical Definition of twig

: a minute branch of a nerve or artery
  • twigs of sensory nerves in the skin
  • —Lynda Charters


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