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twig

noun [C] uk   /twɪɡ/ us  
a small, thin branch of a tree or bush, especially one removed from the tree or bush and without any leaves: We collected dry twigs to start the fire.

twig

verb [I or T] uk   /twɪɡ/ (-gg-) informal us  
to suddenly realize something: [+ question word] Then he twigged what I meant. She's six months pregnant and he still hasn't twigged.
Translations of “twig”
in Korean 나뭇 가지…
in Arabic غُصْن…
in French brindille…
in Turkish sürgün, ince dal…
in Italian ramoscello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 細枝,嫩枝…
in Russian веточка…
in Polish gałązka…
in Spanish ramita…
in Portuguese graveto…
in German der Zweig…
in Catalan branquilló…
in Japanese 小枝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 细枝,嫩枝…
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