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Dictionary Definition

twinge

Noun

1 a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: pang, stab]
2 a sharp stab of pain

Verb

1 cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin" [syn: prick, sting]
2 feel a sudden sharp, local pain
3 squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle" [syn: pinch, squeeze, tweet, nip, twitch]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

/twɪnʒ/

Noun

  1. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
  2. A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.

Verb

  1. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
  2. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
  3. To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, anguish, bite, blanch, blench, boring pain, charley horse, cramp, cramps, crick, darting pain, feel pain, feel the pangs, fulgurant pain, girdle pain, gnawing, grimace, gripe, griping, have a misery, hitch, hurt, jumping pain, kink, lancinating pain, misery, nip, pain, pang, paroxysm, pinch, pound, prick, seizure, sharp pain, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, shrink, smart, spasm, stab, stabbing pain, stitch, suffer, thrill, throb, throes, tingle, tormen, tweak, twitch, wince, wrench, writhe
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