Twinge

Definition of Twinge

Pronunciation: twĭnj
v. t.1.To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
[imp. & p. p. Twinged (twĭnjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Twinging.]
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.
v. i.1.To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.
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.

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