Definition of Twinge

1. Noun. A sudden sharp feeling. "Twinges of conscience"

Exact synonyms: Pang, Stab
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Guilt Pang



2. Verb. Cause a stinging pain. "The needle pricked his skin"
Exact synonyms: Prick, Sting
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Suffer
Specialized synonyms: Prick, Prickle
Derivative terms: Sting, Stinger, Stinger, Stinging

3. Noun. A sharp stab of pain.

4. Verb. Feel a sudden sharp, local pain.
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Suffer

5. Verb. Squeeze tightly between the fingers. "They twinge the trees"; "She squeezed the bottle"
Exact synonyms: Nip, Pinch, Squeeze, Tweet, Twitch
Generic synonyms: Grip
Specialized synonyms: Goose, Tweak
Derivative terms: Nipper, Pinch, Squeeze, Squeeze

Definition of Twinge

1. v. i. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.

2. v. i. To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.

3. n. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.

Definition of Twinge

1. Noun. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch. ¹

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

3. Verb. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak. ¹

4. Verb. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains. ¹

5. Verb. To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twinge

1. to affect with a sharp pain [v TWINGED, TWINGING or TWINGEING, TWINGES]

Medical Definition of Twinge

1. A sudden momentary sharp pain. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twinge

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Literary usage of Twinge

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1. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 by Fanny Kemble (1864)
"... severe twinge at the heart. DEAREST E ,—I am afraid my letters must be becoming very wearisome to you; for if, as the copy-book runs, ..."

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