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Definition of twinge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a sudden short feeling of pain He felt a twinge in his knee.
  2. 2twinge (of something) a sudden short feeling of an unpleasant emotion a twinge of disappointment She felt a twinge of guilt about canceling at the last moment. I felt a twinge of envy at her success.
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