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Definitions of Twinge

Pronunciation : Twinge
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [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. ?vinga, Sw. tvinga to subdue, constrain, Dan.
Definition : 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.

i. [imp. & p. p. Twinged; p. pr. & vb. n. Twinging.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Twinge
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Twinge
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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