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Meaning of TWINGE

Pronunciation:  twinj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp stab of pain
  2. [n]  sudden sharp painful emotion; "pangs of regret" or"twinges of conscience"
  3. [v]  squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
  4. [v]  feel a sudden sharp, local pain
  5. [v]  cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

TWINGE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: nip, pang, pinch, prick, squeeze, sting, tweet, twitch
 See Also: ache, grip, guilt pang, hurt, pain, pain, painful sensation, painfulness, prickle, suffer, tweak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Twinge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twinged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Twinging}.] [OE. twengen, AS. twengan; akin to OE. twingen
    to pain, afflict, OFries. thwinga, twinga, dwinga, to
    constrain, D. dwingen, OS. thwingan, G. zwingen, OHG.
    dwingan, thwingan, to press, oppress, overcome, Icel.
    [thorn]vinga, Sw. tvinga to subdue, constrain, Dan. twinge,
    and AS. [thorn]["u]n to press, OHG. d[=u]hen, and probably to
    E. thong. Perhaps influenced by twitch. Cf. {Thong}.]
    1. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
             When a man is past his sense, There's no way to
             reduce him thence, But twinging him by the ears or
             nose, Or laying on of heavy blows.    --Hudibras.
    2. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with
       pinching or sharp pains.
             The gnat . . . twinged him [the lion] till he made
             him tear himself, and so mastered him. --L'Estrange.
  2. \Twinge\, 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. \Twinge\, n.
    1. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
             A master that gives you . . . twinges by the ears.
                                                   --L' Estrange.
    2. A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary
       continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side. `` A twinge
       for my own sin.'' --Dryden.