Twig (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twigged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Twigging.] [Cf. Tweak.]

To twitch; to pull; to tweak.

[Obs. or Scot.]


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Twig, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.]


To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me?




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.


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Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.]

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 T. 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.


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Twig, v. t.

To beat with twigs.


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