Sprig vs. Twig

Sprig vs. Twig — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Sprig and Twig

Sprignoun

A small shoot or twig of a plant.

Twignoun

A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.

Sprignoun

An ornament in this shape.

Twignoun

Any small, leafless branch of a woody plant.

Sprignoun

A small brad without a head.

Twignoun

The current style; the fashion.

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Sprignoun

(Archaic) A young, immature person.

Twigverb

To observe or notice.

Sprigverb

To decorate with a design of sprigs.

Twigverb

To understand or figure out

"The layman has twigged what the strategist twigged almost two decades ago" (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

Sprigverb

To remove a sprig or sprigs from (a bush or tree).

Twigverb

To be or become aware of the situation; understand

"As Europe is now twigging, the best breeding ground for innovators who know how to do business is often big, competitive companies" (Economist).
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Sprigverb

To fasten with a small headless brad.

Twignoun

A small thin branch of a tree or bush.

They used twigs and leaves as a base to start the fire.

Sprignoun

A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray.

a sprig of laurel or of parsley

Twigverb

(transitive) To beat with twigs.

Sprignoun

An ornament resembling a small shoot or twig.

Twigverb

To realise something; to catch on.

Sprignoun

One of the separate pieces of lace fastened on a ground in applique lace.

Twigverb

To understand the meaning of (a person); to comprehend.

Do you twig me?

Sprignoun

A youth; a lad.

Twigverb

To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover.

Sprignoun

A brad, or nail without a head.

Twigverb

To twitch; to pull; to tweak.

Sprignoun

A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.

Twignoun

small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Sprignoun

A house sparrow.

Twigverb

branch out in a twiglike manner;

The lightning bolt twigged in several directions

Sprigverb

To decorate with sprigs, or with representations of sprigs, as in embroidery or pottery.

Twigverb

understand, usually after some initial difficulty;

She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

Sprignoun

small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Sprignoun

an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers