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Saltos de línea: twig
Pronunciación: /twɪɡ
 
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sustantivo

1A slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub.
Example sentences
  • Sound wave vibrations are absorbed by leaves, branches and twigs of trees and shrubs.
  • But not all shrubs have dormant buds, and these shrubs won't grow new twigs if pruned too severely.
  • I ran towards a tree and grabbed some twigs and a branch.
Sinónimos
small branch, shoot, offshoot, stem, scion;
sprig, spray;
stick;
rare branchlet, ramulus
2 Anatomy A small branch of a blood vessel or nerve: cutaneous nerve twigs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The lateral terminal branch of the deep peroneal nerve sends fibers to the extensor digitorum brevis muscle and articular twigs to the tarsal joints.
  • This small twig arises from the thoracic aorta near the right intercostobronchial artery.
  • On the left side of this specimen, this twig arose as a branch of the vertebral artery, the inferior thyroid artery being absent.

Origen

Old English twigge, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch twijg and German Zweig, also to twain and two.

Derivados

twigged

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • What causes spots on a red twigged dogwood bush?

twiggy

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • The only problem with these particular daffodils is their rather thin stems that tend to fall in strong winds or heavy rain and they are best planted with twiggy deciduous shrubs to provide support for their early flowers.
  • As the leaves fall off the trees, leaving twiggy skeletons to draw broken brush strokes on the sky, I add further layers to my outdoor clothing.
  • In flower-beds, stake tall perennials such as delphiniums and hollyhocks by using canes for individual flower stems or by pushing twiggy prunings from shrubs and trees into or around the clump.

Words that rhyme with twig

big, brig, dig, fig, frig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, tig, trig, Whig, wig

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Saltos de línea: twig
Pronunciación: /twɪɡ
 
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verbo (twigs, twigging, twigged)

[no object] British informal
1Understand or realize something: it was amazing that Graham hadn’t twigged before
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Before his cover was blown, Baron Cohen managed to interview a staggering array of public figures without them twigging he was play acting.
  • This is before he twigs that his German friend is gay.
  • It's a safe bet that a good many Simpsons buffs snicker at the Comic Book Guy without quite twigging that they are, in fact, laughing at themselves.
Sinónimos
informal latch on to, cotton on to, catch on to, tumble to, get, get wise to, get one's head around, wrap one's mind around, figure out, get a fix on, get the message, get the picture, have an aha moment
British informal suss
North American informal savvy
1.1 [with object] archaic Perceive; observe: nine days now since my eyes have twigged any terra firma

Origen

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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