Twig Twig, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.] [1913 Webster] 1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me? [Colloq.] --Marryat. [1913 Webster]

2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. ``Now twig him; now mind him.'' --Foote. [1913 Webster]

As if he were looking right into your eyes and twigged something there which you had half a mind to conceal. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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