Twinging
Twinge Twinge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twinged}; 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. twinge, 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains. [1913 Webster]

The gnat . . . twinged him [the lion] till he made him tear himself, and so mastered him. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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