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  1. ache
    IPA[āk]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. suffer from a continuous dull pain:

      my legs ached from the previous day's exercise I'm aching all over
      Synonym : hurt, be sore, be painful, be in pain, throb, pound, twinge, smart, gnaw, burn, tingle, sting, be uncomfortable, be tender, give someone trouble, play up, give someone gyp
    • 2. feel intense sadness or compassion:

      she sat still and silent, her heart aching she looked so tired that my heart ached for her
      Synonym : grieve, sorrow, be sorrowful, be sad, be distressed, be in distress, be miserable, mourn, be mournful, lament, agonize, anguish, be in anguish, suffer, bleed, eat one's heart out, weep and wail
    • 3. feel an intense desire for:

      she ached for his touch he was aching to get his hands on the ball
      Synonym : long for, yearn for, hunger for, thirst for, hanker for, hanker after, pine for, pine after, itch for, be desperate for, be unable to wait for, crave, desire, covet, have a yen for, yen for, be dying for, be athirst for, suspire for
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: ache, plural noun: aches

    • v.: verb: ache, 3rd person present: aches, gerund or present participle: aching, past tense: ached, past participle: ached

    • noun

      a continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body:

      an emotion experienced with painful or bittersweet intensity:

    • verb

      suffer from a continuous dull pain:

      feel intense sadness or compassion:

    • adjective

      sore; throbbing with pain:

      feeling intense or wistful sadness; sorrowful:

    • adjective

      having an ache in a part of one's body:

      arousing, experiencing, or expressive of intense sorrow or longing:

    • noun

      an annoying or tedious person or thing.
    • noun

      a pain in a person's stomach or belly:
    • noun

      an annoying or tedious person or thing.
    • adjective

      causing annoyance, revulsion, or boredom.
    • adjective

      causing annoyance, revulsion, or boredom.
    • minor pains and discomforts, typically in the muscles
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