twig /ˈtwɪg/ 名詞
Twig v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twigged p. pr. & vb. n. Twigging.] To twitch; to pull; to tweak. [Obs. or Scot.]
Twig, v. t.
1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me? [Colloq.]
2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. “Now twig him; now mind him.”
As if he were looking right into your eyes and twigged something there which you had half a mind to conceal. --Hawthorne.
Twig, n. 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.
Twig, v. t. To beat with twigs.
n : small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to
branches of the current or preceding year [syn: branchlet,
v 1: branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged
in several directions"
2: understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She
didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally
caught on" [syn: catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble,
latch on, cotton on, get it]
[also: twigging, twigged]