American English

Definition of tingle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tingle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈtɪŋɡl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tingle
     
    he / she / it tingles
     
    past simple tingled
     
    -ing form tingling
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1[intransitive] (of a part of your body) to feel as if a lot of small sharp points are pushing into it The cold air made her face tingle. a tingling sensation Thesaurushurtache burn sting tingle itch throbThese are all words that can be used when part of your body feels painful.hurt (of part of your body) to feel painful; (of an action) to cause pain:My feet hurt. Stop it! That hurts!ache to feel a continuous dull pain:I'm aching all over.burn (of part of your body) to feel very hot and painful:Our eyes were burning from the chemicals in the air.sting to make someone feel a sharp burning pain or an uncomfortable feeling in part of their body; (of part of your body) to feel this pain:My eyes were stinging from the smoke.tingle (of part of your body) to feel as if a lot of small sharp points are pushing into the skin there:The cold air made her face tingle.itch to have an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch; to make your skin feel like this:I itch all over. Does the rash itch?throb (of part of your body) to feel pain as a series of regular beats:His head throbbed with pain.Patterns your eyes hurt/ache/burn/sting/itch your skin hurts/burns/stings/tingles/itches your flesh hurts/burns/stings/tingles your head hurts/aches/throbs your stomach hurts/aches to really hurt/ache/burn/sting/tingle/itch/throb to hurt/ache/sting/itch badly/a lot It hurts/stings/tingles/itches.
  2. 2[intransitive] tingle with something to feel an emotion strongly She was still tingling with excitement.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tingle

Other results

All matches