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Definition 1: a sharp stab of pain - [noun denoting cognition]

(twinge is a kind of ...) a somatic sensation of acute discomfort

"as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"

Definition 2: a sudden sharp feeling - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where twinge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pangs of regret
  • she felt a stab of excitement
  • twinges of conscience

Synonyms for twinge in the sense of this definition

(twinge is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of twinge ) pangs of feeling guilty

Definition 3: squeeze tightly between the fingers - [verb of contact]

Samples where twinge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pinched her behind
  • She squeezed the bottle

Synonyms for twinge in the sense of this definition

(twinge is a kind of ...) hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

(... is a kind of twinge ) pinch in the buttocks

"he goosed the unsuspecting girl"

(... is a kind of twinge ) pinch or squeeze sharply

Definition 4: cause a stinging pain - [verb of perception]

Samples where twinge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The needle pricked his skin

Synonyms for twinge in the sense of this definition

(twinge is a kind of ...) feel physical pain

"Were you hurting after the accident?"

(... is a kind of twinge ) cause a prickling sensation

Definition 5: feel a sudden sharp, local pain - [verb of perception]

(twinge is a kind of ...) feel physical pain

"Were you hurting after the accident?"

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