- Present participle of twinge.
Variant of twinge
transitive verbtwinged, twinging
to cause to have a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
Origin of twingeMiddle English twengen ; from Old English twengan, to squeeze, press, pinch; akin to Middle High German twengen, to pinch, squeeze (; from Old High German dwengen, causative of dwingan, to constrain) and amp; Old English thwang, a thong, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form tuengh-, to constrain
to feel a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
- a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
- a sudden, brief feeling of remorse, shame, etc.; qualm