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1. A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.
2. Any small, leafless branch of a woody plant.
v. twigged, twig·ging, twigs Chiefly British
1. To observe or notice.
2. To understand or figure out: "The layman has twigged what the strategist twigged almost two decades ago" (Manchester Guardian Weekly).
To be or become aware of the situation; understand: "As Europe is now twigging, the best breeding ground for innovators who know how to do business is often big, competitive companies" (Economist).
[Perhaps from Irish Gaelic tuig-, stem of tuigim, I understand, from Old Irish tuicim.]
The current style; the fashion.
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1. (Botany) any small branch or shoot of a tree or other woody plant
2. (Anatomy) something resembling this, esp a minute branch of a blood vessel
[Old English twigge; related to Old Norse dvika consisting of two, Old High German zwīg twig, Old Danish tvige fork]
vb, twigs, twigging or twigged
1. to understand (something)
2. to find out or suddenly comprehend (something): he hasn't twigged yet.
3. (tr) rare to perceive (something)
[C18: perhaps from Gaelic tuig I understand]
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a small, thin offshoot of a wooden branch or stem.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English twig, twigge; akin to Middle Low German twīch, Old High German zwīg (akin to twi-)]
twig′gy, adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
v. twigged, twig•ging. Brit. v.t.
1. to look at; observe.
2. to understand.v.i.
3. to understand.
[1755–65; probably < base of Irish tuigim I understand; compare dig2]
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Past participle: twigged
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|Noun||1.||twig - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year|
brier - a thorny stem or twig
branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
wand - a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of flowers"
|Verb||1.||twig - branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"|
|2.||twig - understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"|
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noun branch, stick, sprig, offshoot, shoot, spray, withe There was a slight sound of a twig breaking underfoot.
verb (Brit. informal) understand, get, see, find out, grasp, make out, rumble (Brit. informal), catch on (informal), comprehend, fathom, tumble to (informal) By the time she'd twigged what it was all about, it was too late.
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twig1 [twɪg] N
1. [of wood] → ramita f
twig2 [twɪg] (Brit)
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n (= thin branch) → Zweig m
twig2 (Brit inf)
vt (= realize) → mitkriegen (inf), → mitbekommen; when she saw his face, she twigged his secret → als sie sein Gesicht sah, erriet sie sein Geheimnis (inf); he’s twigged it → er hats kapiert (inf)
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a small branch of a tree. The ground was covered with broken twigs. takkie غُصَيْن клонка raminho / broto větvička der Zweig kvist κλαδάκιramita oksaraag شاخه کوچک risu brindilleזרד टहनी grančica ág, gally ranting sproti, kvistur ramoscello, rametto 小枝 작은 가지 šakelė zariņš ranting twijgkvist, liten greingałązka کوچنی څانګه raminho rămurică веточка vetvička vejica grančica kvist กิ่งไม้ ince dal, sürgün 細枝，小枝 гілочка; лозинка نازک شاخ، چھوٹي شاخ cành con, nhánh con 细枝，小枝
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n. terminación o rama diminuta de un nervio o de una arteria.
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