Ache Ache, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aching}.] [OE. aken, AS. acan, both strong verbs, AS. acan, imp. [=o]c, p. p. acen, to ache; perh. orig. to drive, and akin to agent.] To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed. ``My old bones ache.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The sins that in your conscience ache. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

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  • ache — /ayk/, v., ached, aching, n. v.i. 1. to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: His whole body ached. 2. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: Her heart ached for the starving animals. 3. to feel eager; yearn; long: She ached to be the… …   Universalium

  • ache — 01. My thumb has really been [aching] since I shut the door on it. 02. The hockey player had a terrible [ache] in his shoulder after the game. 03. Her tooth was [aching] so much that she had trouble falling asleep. 04. When I had the flu, my skin …   Grammatical examples in English

  • ache — [[t]e͟ɪk[/t]] aches, aching, ached 1) VERB If you ache or a part of your body aches, you feel a steady, fairly strong pain. [V adv/prep] The glands in her neck were swollen, her head was throbbing and she ached all over... My leg is giving me… …   English dictionary

  • ache */ — I UK [eɪk] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms ache : present tense I/you/we/they ache he/she/it aches present participle aching past tense ached past participle ached 1) if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous pain there that is… …   English dictionary

  • ache — [[t]eɪk[/t]] v. ached, ach•ing, n. 1) pat to have or suffer a continuous dull pain 2) to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: His heart ached for the starving animals[/ex] 3) to feel painful eagerness; yearn; long: She ached to be the… …   From formal English to slang

  • ache — n. & v. n. 1 a continuous or prolonged dull pain. 2 mental distress. v.intr. 1 suffer from or be the source of an ache (I ached all over; my left leg ached). 2 (foll. by to + infin.) desire greatly (we ached to be at home again). Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ach´ing|ly — ache «ayk», noun, verb, ached, ach|ing. –n. a continuous pain, especially a dull or heavy pain: »The boy lay still trying to forget the ache in his back. Muscular aches follow hard exercise. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under pain. (Cf. ↑pain) …   Useful english dictionary

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