a sudden, sharp pain: On damp days, he's often bothered by a twinge of rheumatism.
a mental or emotional pang: a twinge of guilt; twinges of sorrow.
to affect (the body or mind) with a sudden, sharp pain or pang.
to pinch; tweak; twitch.
to have or feel a sudden, sharp pain.
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How to use twinge in a sentence
In the overlooking of nagging twinges, or maybe even depression.
Several other pieces are still in my body, and not infrequently by certain twinges I am made aware of their presence.Private Peat | Harold R. Peat
Mr. Horbury had suffered from one or two slight twinges of conscience for a few days after he had operated on his nephew.The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
The caretaker got up stiffly, for such snell weather was apt to give him twinges in his joints.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
In that moment he felt a quick strange fear, little twinges of doubt, a suspicion that all was not well.The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
As for Jack, his conscience gave him few twinges in regard to these surreptitious meetings.In Friendship's Guise | Wm. Murray Graydon
British Dictionary definitions for twinge
a sudden brief darting or stabbing pain
a sharp emotional pang: a twinge of guilt
to have or cause to have a twinge
(tr) obsolete to pinch; tweak
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