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twinge

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noun \ˈtwinj\

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

1608

First Known Use of twinge

1608


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twinge

verb

Definition of twinge

twinged

;

twinging

play \ˈtwin-jiŋ\ or

twingeing

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

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

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

Examples of twinge in a Sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of twinge

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


TWINGE Defined for English Language Learners

twinge

noun

Definition of twinge for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden and usually slight pain

  • : a sudden slight feeling or emotion


TWINGE Defined for Kids

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twinge

play
noun \ˈtwinj\

Definition of twinge for Students

  1. :  a sudden sharp stab (as of pain or emotion) She felt a twinge of envy.


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twinge

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verb

Definition of twinge for Students

twinged

;

twinging

or

twingeing

  1. :  to affect with or feel a sudden sharp pain or emotion


Medical Dictionary

twinge

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noun \ˈtwinj\

Medical Definition of twinge

  1. :  a sudden sharp stab of pain



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