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7 definitions found
 for Twig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twig \Twig\, v. t.
     To beat with twigs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twig \Twig\, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.]
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     1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you
        twig me? [Colloq.] --Marryat.
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     2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. "Now
        twig him; now mind him." --Foote.
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              As if he were looking right into your eyes and
              twigged something there which you had half a mind to
              conceal.                              --Hawthorne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on
           the outside with hides.                  --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  twig
      n 1: a small branch or division of a branch (especially a
           terminal division); usually applied to branches of the
           current or preceding year [syn: branchlet, twig,
           sprig]
      v 1: branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt
           twigged in several directions"
      2: understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She
         didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally
         caught on" [syn: catch on, get wise, get onto,
         tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  TWIG
  
     Tree-Walking Instruction Generator.
  
     A code generator language.  ML-Twig is an SML/NJ
     variant.
  
     ["Twig Language Manual", S.W.K. Tijang, CS TR 120, Bell Labs,
     1986].
  
     (1995-01-31)
  

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