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achenoun [C]

 us   /eɪk/
a continuous pain that is unpleasant but not usually strong: She has a fever, muscle aches, and a cough. Ache is often used in combination: earache/headache/toothache

acheverb

 us   /eɪk/
to have a continuous pain that is unpleasant but not usually strong: [I] They did pushups until their arms ached. [I] fig. Her heart ached (= She felt very sorry) for the people who had lost their loved ones in the plane crash.
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