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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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