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 for twinge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twinge \Twinge\ (tw[i^]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twinged
     (tw[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Twinging.] [OE. twengen, AS.
     twengan; akin to OE. twingen to pain, afflict, OFries.
     thwinga, twinga, dwinga, to constrain, D. dwingen, OS.
     thwingan, G. zwingen, OHG. dwingan, thwingan, to press,
     oppress, overcome, Icel. [thorn]vinga, Sw. tvinga to subdue,
     constrain, Dan. tvinge, and AS. [thorn]["u]n to press, OHG.
     d[=u]hen, and probably to E. thong. Perhaps influenced by
     twitch. Cf. Thong.]
     1. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
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              When a man is past his sense,
              There's no way to reduce him thence,
              But twinging him by the ears or nose,
              Or laying on of heavy blows.          --Hudibras.
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     2. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with
        pinching or sharp pains.
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              The gnat . . . twinged him [the lion] till he made
              him tear
              himself, and so mastered him.         --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twinge \Twinge\, v. i.
     To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer
     a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twinge \Twinge\, n.
     1. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
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              A master that gives you . . . twinges by the ears.
                                                    --L' Estrange.
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     2. A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary
        continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side. " A twinge
        for my own sin." --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab
           of excitement"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: pang,
           stab, twinge]
      2: a sharp stab of pain
      v 1: cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin" [syn:
           prick, sting, twinge]
      2: feel a sudden sharp, local pain
      3: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind";
         "She squeezed the bottle" [syn: pinch, squeeze, twinge,
         tweet, nip, twitch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "twinge":
     ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, anguish, bite, blanch, blench,
     boring pain, charley horse, cramp, cramps, crick, darting pain,
     feel pain, feel the pangs, fulgurant pain, girdle pain, gnawing,
     grimace, gripe, griping, have a misery, hitch, hurt, jumping pain,
     kink, lancinating pain, misery, nip, pain, pang, paroxysm, pinch,
     pound, prick, seizure, sharp pain, shoot, shooting, shooting pain,
     shrink, smart, spasm, stab, stabbing pain, stitch, suffer, thrill,
     throb, throes, tingle, tormen, tweak, twitch, wince, wrench,

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