Definitions for twinge
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pang, stab, twingenoun
a sudden sharp feeling
"pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
a sharp stab of pain
prick, sting, twingeverb
cause a stinging pain
"The needle pricked his skin"
feel a sudden sharp, local pain
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitchverb
squeeze tightly between the fingers
"He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.
To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.
Etymology: From Old English twengan.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The wickedness of this old villain startles me, and gives me a twinge for my own sin, though far short of his. Dryd.
How can you fawn upon a master that gives you so many blows and twinges by the ears. Roger L'Estrange.
Etymology: twingen, German; twinge, Danish.
The gnat charg’d into the nostrils of the lion, and there twing’d him till he made him tear himself, and so master’d him. Roger L'Estrange.
When a man is past his sense,
There’s no way to reduce him thence,
But twinging him by th’ ears and nose,
Or laying on of heavy blows. Hudibras.
A twinge is a sudden, sharp, localized pain, or a brief moment of emotional discomfort or distress.
to pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak
to affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains
to have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges
a pinch; a tweak; a twitch
a sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twinj, v.t. to twitch or pinch: to affect with a sharp, sudden pain.—v.i. to have or suffer a sudden, sharp pain, like a twitch.—n. a twitch, a pinch: a sudden, sharp pain. [M. E. twingen, cog. with Ger. zwingen, to constrain; also with Ger. zwangen, to press.]
The numerical value of twinge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of twinge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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