verb transitiveWord forms: twinged or ˈtwinging
1. to cause to have a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
2. to feel a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
3. a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
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Word origin of 'twinge'ME twengen < OE twengan, to squeeze, press, pinch; akin to MHG twengen, to pinch, squeeze (< OHG dwengen, caus. of dwingan, to constrain) & OE thwang, a thong, prob. < IE base *tuengh-, to constrain