Meaning of twinge

twinge

Pronunciation: (twinj), [key]
— n., v., twinged, twing•ing.
—n.
  1. a sudden, sharp pain: On damp days, he's often bothered by a twinge of rheumatism.
  2. a mental or emotional pang: a twinge of guilt; twinges of sorrow.
—v.t.
  1. to affect (the body or mind) with a sudden, sharp pain or pang.
  2. to pinch; tweak; twitch.
—v.i.
  1. to have or feel a sudden, sharp pain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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