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ache

ache

 
pronunciation:
eIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ached, aches, aching
definition 1: to hurt with a dull, constant pain.
Her feet ached after the long walk home.
 
synonyms:
hurt, smart, throb
similar words:
gnaw, pinch, suffer
definition 2: to want very much.
He is aching to go on vacation.
synonyms:
hanker, hunger, long
similar words:
desire, need, want
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a dull, constant pain.
He has an ache in his knee from kneeling on the floor.
 
synonyms:
hurt, pain, soreness, twinge
similar words:
affliction, discomfort, distress, misery, pang, suffering
derivation: achingly (adv.)
Word Builder: kinds of aches
  • backache:
    pain in the back.
  • bellyache:
    pain in the belly
  • headache:
    pain in the head.
  • stomachache:
    pain in the stomach.
  • toothache:
    pain in a tooth.
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