Twinge meaning

twĭnj
A mental or emotional pain.

A twinge of guilt.

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To feel or be the source of a twinge or twinges.

My knee twinged as I stepped off the curb.

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To cause to feel a twinge or twinges.

His conscience twinged him.

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To tweak; pinch.
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To cause to have a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang.
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To feel a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang.
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A sudden, brief, darting pain or pang.
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A sudden, brief feeling of remorse, shame, etc.; qualm.
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A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
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A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.
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To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
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To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
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To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.
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A sharp, sudden physical pain.
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Origin of twinge

  • From Middle English twengen to pinch from Old English twengan
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English twengan.
    From Wiktionary