HyperDic: twig

English > 3 senses of the word twig:
NOUNplanttwig, branchlet, spriga small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division)
VERBchangetwigbranch out in a twiglike manner
cognitiontwig, catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
twig > pronunciation
Soundstwih'g
Rhymesbig ... zig: 23 rhymes with ihg...
English > twig: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningA small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year.
Synonymsbranchlet, sprig
NarrowerbrierA thorny stem or twig
wandA thin supple twig or rod
withe, withyStrong flexible twig
BroaderbranchA division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
Spanishrama, ramita, ramo, vástago, verdugo, verdugón
Catalanbranqueta, branquilló
Adjectivestwiggythin as a twig
Verbstwigbranch out in a twiglike manner
English > twig: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBranch out in a twiglike manner.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
Broaderbranch, ramify, fork, furcate, separatedivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
Catalancomprendre
Nounstwiga small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division)
English > twig: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscatch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, get it
Broadergrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendGet the meaning / meaning of something
Spanishcomprender, entender
Catalancomprendre, entendre's

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