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twig2

[twig] /twɪg/
verb (used with object), twigged, twigging.
1.
to look at; observe:
Now, twig the man climbing there, will you?
2.
to see; perceive:
Do you twig the difference in colors?
3.
to understand.
verb (used without object), twigged, twigging.
4.
to understand.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Irish tuigim I understand, with English w reflecting the offglide before i of the velarized Irish t typical of southern Ireland; cf. dig2
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British Dictionary definitions for twigged

twig1

/twɪɡ/
noun
1.
any small branch or shoot of a tree or other woody plant
2.
something resembling this, esp a minute branch of a blood vessel
Derived Forms
twiglike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English twigge; related to Old Norse dvika consisting of two, Old High German zwīg twig, Old Danish tvige fork

twig2

/twɪɡ/
verb (Brit, informal) twigs, twigging, twigged
1.
to understand (something)
2.
to find out or suddenly comprehend (something) he hasn't twigged yet
3.
(transitive) (rare) to perceive (something)
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Gaelic tuig I understand
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Word Origin and History for twigged
twig
O.E. twigge, from P.Gmc. *twigan (cf. M.Du. twijch, Du. twijg, O.H.G. zwig, Ger. Zweig "branch, twig"), from the root of twi- (see twin), here meaning "forked" (as in O.E. twisel "fork, point of division"). Twiggy "slender" is recorded from 1562.
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