Twig

Definition of Twig

Pronunciation: twĭg
v. t.1.To twitch; to pull; to tweak.
[imp. & p. p. Twigged (twĭgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Twigging.]
1.
1.To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me?
2.To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover.
As if he were looking right into your eyes and twigged something there which you had half a mind to conceal.
- Hawthorne.
n.1.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 W. Raleigh.
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.
v. t.1.To beat with twigs.

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