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twinge

 (twĭnj)
n.
1. A sharp, sudden physical pain. See Synonyms at pain.
2. A mental or emotional pain: a twinge of guilt.
v. twinged, twing·ing, twing·es
v.intr.
To feel or be the source of a twinge or twinges: My knee twinged as I stepped off the curb.
v.tr.
1. To cause to feel a twinge or twinges: His conscience twinged him.
2. Obsolete To tweak; pinch.

[From Middle English twengen, to pinch, from Old English twengan.]

twinge

(twɪndʒ)
n
1. a sudden brief darting or stabbing pain
2. a sharp emotional pang: a twinge of guilt.
vb
3. to have or cause to have a twinge
4. (tr) obsolete to pinch; tweak
[Old English twengan to pinch; related to Old High German zwengen]

twinge

(twɪndʒ)

n., v. twinged, twing•ing. n.
1. a sudden, sharp pain.
2. a mental or emotional pang.
v.t.
3. to affect (the body or mind) with a sudden, sharp pain or pang.
4. to pinch; tweak; twitch.
v.i.
5. to have or feel a sudden, sharp pain.
[before 1000; Middle English twengen to pinch, Old English twengan, c. Middle Low German twengen, Old High German zwengen]

twinge


Past participle: twinged
Gerund: twinging

Imperative
twinge
twinge
Present
I twinge
you twinge
he/she/it twinges
we twinge
you twinge
they twinge
Preterite
I twinged
you twinged
he/she/it twinged
we twinged
you twinged
they twinged
Present Continuous
I am twinging
you are twinging
he/she/it is twinging
we are twinging
you are twinging
they are twinging
Present Perfect
I have twinged
you have twinged
he/she/it has twinged
we have twinged
you have twinged
they have twinged
Past Continuous
I was twinging
you were twinging
he/she/it was twinging
we were twinging
you were twinging
they were twinging
Past Perfect
I had twinged
you had twinged
he/she/it had twinged
we had twinged
you had twinged
they had twinged
Future
I will twinge
you will twinge
he/she/it will twinge
we will twinge
you will twinge
they will twinge
Future Perfect
I will have twinged
you will have twinged
he/she/it will have twinged
we will have twinged
you will have twinged
they will have twinged
Future Continuous
I will be twinging
you will be twinging
he/she/it will be twinging
we will be twinging
you will be twinging
they will be twinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twinging
you have been twinging
he/she/it has been twinging
we have been twinging
you have been twinging
they have been twinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twinging
you will have been twinging
he/she/it will have been twinging
we will have been twinging
you will have been twinging
they will have been twinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twinging
you had been twinging
he/she/it had been twinging
we had been twinging
you had been twinging
they had been twinging
Conditional
I would twinge
you would twinge
he/she/it would twinge
we would twinge
you would twinge
they would twinge
Past Conditional
I would have twinged
you would have twinged
he/she/it would have twinged
we would have twinged
you would have twinged
they would have twinged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twinge - a sudden sharp feelingtwinge - a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
guilt pang - pangs of feeling guilty
2.twinge - a sharp stab of paintwinge - a sharp stab of pain      
pain sensation, painful sensation, pain - a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
Verb1.twinge - cause a stinging paintwinge - cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
ache, hurt, suffer - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
prickle, prick - cause a prickling sensation
2.twinge - feel a sudden sharp, local paintwinge - feel a sudden sharp, local pain  
ache, hurt, suffer - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
3.twinge - squeeze tightly between the fingerstwinge - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
goose - pinch in the buttocks; "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"
tweak - pinch or squeeze sharply

twinge

noun
1. pang, twitch, tweak, throe (rare), twist I would have twinges of guilt occasionally.
2. pain, sharp pain, gripe, stab, bite, twist, stitch, pinch, throb, twitch, prick, spasm, tweak, tic the occasional twinge of indigestion

twinge

noun
A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury:
Informal: misery.
verb
To have or cause a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
Translations
وَخْز ، ألم شَديد مُفاجِئ
bodnutíhryznutí
stik
stingur
staigus aštrus skausmas
asa nožēladūriensspējas sāpes
hryzenie
anî ve keskin sancı

twinge

[twɪndʒ] N (= pain) → dolor m agudo
a twinge of painuna punzada de dolor, un dolor agudo
I've been having twinges of consciencehe tenido remordimientos de conciencia

twinge

[ˈtwɪndʒ] n
[pain] → élancement m
[conscience] to have twinges of conscience → être en proie à des problèmes de conscience
to have twinges of guilt → être en proie à des sentiments coupables

twinge

n (of pain)Zucken nt, → leichtes Stechen; a twinge of painein zuckender Schmerz; my back still gives me the occasional twingeich spüre gelegentlich noch ein Stechen im Rücken; a twinge of rheumatismrheumatisches Reißen; a twinge of regretleichtes Bedauern; a twinge of conscience/remorseGewissensbisse pl

twinge

[twɪndʒ] n (of pain) → fitta
a twinge of regret/sadness/conscience → una punta di rimpianto/tristezza/rimorso
I've been having twinges of conscience → ho i rimorsi di coscienza

twinge

(twindʒ) noun
a sudden sharp pain. He felt a twinge (of pain) in his neck; a twinge of regret.

twinge

n. punzada, dolor agudo.

twinge

n (of pain) punzada, dolor agudo y repentino
References in classic literature ?
If Jo had not been otherwise engaged, Laurie's behavior would have amused her, for a faint twinge, not of jealousy, but something like suspicion, caused that gentleman to stand aloof at first, and observe the newcomer with brotherly circumspection.
There was a twinge of pain, but Jurgis was used to pain, and did not coddle himself.
We supposed he had now eased his mind, and told the worst he knew of the cook; but, a day or two afterwards, his conscience sustained a new twinge, and he disclosed how she had a little girl, who, early every morning, took away our bread; and also how he himself had been suborned to maintain the milkman in coals.
But Herbert's was a very different case, and it often caused me a twinge to think that I had done him evil service in crowding his sparely-furnished chambers with incongruous upholstery work, and placing the canary-breasted Avenger at his disposal.
Godfrey was too painfully preoccupied to feel a twinge of self-reproach at this undeserved praise.
Jansenius, who hastily moved out of sight, not before a glimpse of his air of grief 174 and discomfiture had given Trefusis a strange twinge, succeeded by a sensation of having been twenty years a widower.
He could imagine their lips meeting, and a twinge of sorrow and sweet recollection combined to close his eyes for an instant in that involuntary muscular act with which we attempt to shut out from the mind's eye harrowing reflections.
At such minutes there used to be a convulsive twinge at my heart, and I used to feel hot all down my back at the mere thought of the wretchedness of my attire, of the wretchedness and abjectness of my little scurrying figure.
She screwed up her mouth as if she had a twinge of toothache and assured me that the wine belonged to the house.
a stronghold of the Emperor of Morocco) without a twinge of fear.
As a mere matter of curiosity I wish you'd tell me, have you felt the smallest twinge of remorse for Blanche Stroeve's death?
Jest a twinge," said Bert, raising his hand to his bandaged head.