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English definition of “twinge”

twinge

noun [C]     /twɪndʒ/
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.Pain and painfulFeelings - general words
(Definition of twinge noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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