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twinge

noun [C] uk   /twɪndʒ/ us  
a sudden short feeling of physical or mental pain: I felt a twinge in my knee. He was feeling twinges from a calf injury after 20 minutes of the game. I admit I felt a twinge of guilt as we left.
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