achenoun [ C ]uk /eɪk/ us /eɪk/
- She felt a persistent ache at the back of her head.
- He's been suffering various aches and pains for years.
- No, it isn't a sharp pain - just a general ache.
- She complained of an ache in her shoulder which kept her awake at night.
- This painkiller is good for general aches and pains, but maybe you need something stronger?
acheverb [ I ]uk /eɪk/ us /eɪk/
I ache/I'm aching all over.
- If you're not used to exercise your joints may ache the next day.
- My arms ache from carrying this bag.
- My back really aches after moving those heavy boxes around all day.
- After my exercise class, my whole body ached.
- She's aching and shivering, so I've sent her to bed.