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  • n  a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
  • v  branch out in a twiglike manner
    The lightning bolt twigged in several directions
  • v  understand, usually after some initial difficulty

  • Paul Brock, a scientific associate of the British museum told the Associated Press, "Their main defense is basically hanging around, looking like a twig.
  • Yet all life has not gone: a tiny leaf, green against the cerulean blue of the sky, stubbornly clings to a twig.
  • They saw the President's twig-whacked cheek, waited for him to explain.

  • John McCain in New York Times
    Obama should have picked you, Hillary,John McCain tells her. "It isn't fair, my friend. But it just makes it easier for me to whup him." "I'm looking toward the future now, a future that looks very bright, once we send Twig Legs...
  • Goldie in Scotsman
    Goldie said: "I am just glad it wasn't Red Rum chasing him. The owners wanted to go for the Paddy Power but I had always targeted this race. It was heart-in-the-mouth stuff but he jumped great and never touched a twig. We'll look forward to April...
  • Frank Farina in The West Australian
    He doesn't complain much, he had a big of a twig yesterday, but he's assured me that he'll be fine,Farina said of the veteran wing-back.

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