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English noun: twig

1. twig (plant) a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Synonymsbranchlet, sprig

Broader (hypernym)branch

Narrower (hyponym)brier, wand, withe, withy

English verb: twig

1. twig (change) branch out in a twiglike manner

SamplesThe lightning bolt twigged in several directions.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)branch, fork, furcate, ramify, separate

2. twig (cognition) understand, usually after some initial difficulty

SamplesShe didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on.

Synonymscatch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, tumble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

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