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twig

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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twigtwig1 /twɪɡ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  HBPa small very thin stem of wood that grows from a branch on a treetwiggy adjective
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twigThey simply spin a silken sling to attach themselves to a twig.I saw a little glazed brown ring of tent caterpillar moth eggs on a chokecherry twig.He found a not very effective twig and scraped.As in other bowerbirds, the male builds an elaborate bower of twigs and ferns and therein tries to seduce females.Maybe in the bleak light of dawn Kathy arranged a pile of twigs on the beach.Another is a close-up of a mud-encrusted hand reaching back toward a worker at the top of a precarious twig ladder.So I gradually amassed armfuls of small twigs, which I carried back to my cave.And again in what directions do the branches and smaller twigs grow?
twigtwig2 verb (twigged, twigging) [intransitive, transitive]  British English informalREALIZE to suddenly realize something about a situation It took ages before he twigged.→ See Verb table
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twigOh, I get it, I've twigged at last. How much do you want?It was amazing that Graham hadn't twigged before he married her.People don't twig she's ten.At last I twigged that I was pregnantIt took him about two minutes to twig what I was going on about!I never twigged what the gold rush was.
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Verb table
twig
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytwig
he, she, ittwigs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytwigged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave twigged
he, she, ithas twigged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad twigged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill twig
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have twigged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam twigging
he, she, itis twigging
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you, we, theyare twigging
Past
I, he, she, itwas twigging
you, we, theywere twigging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been twigging
he, she, ithas been twigging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been twigging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be twigging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been twigging
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