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twinge

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verb \ˈtwinj\

Definition of twinge

twingedtwing·ing play \ˈtwin-jiŋ\ or twinge·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 dial :  pluck, tweak

  3. 2 :  to affect with a sharp pain or pang

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to feel a sudden sharp local pain



Origin of twinge

Middle English twengen, from Old English twengan; akin to Old High German zwengen to pinch


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with twinge


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twinge

noun

Simple Definition of twinge

  • : a sudden and usually slight pain

  • : a sudden slight feeling or emotion

Full Definition of twinge

  1. 1 :  a sudden sharp stab of pain

  2. 2 :  a moral or emotional pang <a twinge of conscience> <a twinge of sympathy>

Examples of twinge

  1. He felt a twinge of arthritis when he stood up.

  2. I still feel an occasional twinge in my leg from the accident.

  3. I felt a twinge of guilt.

  4. I must admit to a twinge of envy.



1608

First Known Use of twinge

1608


Medical Dictionary

twinge

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noun \ˈtwinj\

Medical Definition of twinge

  1. :  a sudden sharp stab of pain




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