twig

Primary Meanings of twig

1.
nv
a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
branch out in a twiglike manner
2.
v
understand, usually after some initial difficulty
Full Definitions of twig
1

n a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Synonyms:
branchlet, sprig
Types:
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brier
a thorny stem or twig
wand
a thin supple twig or rod
withe, withy
strong flexible twig
osier
flexible twig of a willow tree
Type of:
branch
a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

v branch out in a twiglike manner

“The lightning bolt twigged in several directions”
Type of:
branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate
divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
2

v understand, usually after some initial difficulty

Synonyms:
catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, tumble
Type of:
apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy
get the meaning of something

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