twig

Definitions of twig
  1. noun
    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
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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
  2. verb
    branch out in a twiglike manner
    “The lightning bolt twigged in several directions”
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    branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate
    divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
  3. verb
    understand, usually after some initial difficulty
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