Origin: ME twengen < OE twengan, to squeeze, press, pinch; akin to MHG twengen, to pinch, squeeze (< OHG dwengen, caus. of dwingan, to constrain) & OE thwang, a thong, prob. < IE base *tuengh-, to constrain
See twinge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English twengen, to pinch
Origin: , from Old English twengan.
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