ache (n.)

  1. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

    [ Syn: aching ]

    ache (v.)

  1. feel physical pain; Were you hurting after the accident?

    [ Syn: hurt , suffer ]

  2. have a desire for something or someone who is not present; She ached for a cigarette; I am pining for my lover

    [ Syn: yearn , yen , pine , languish ]

  3. be the source of pain

    [ Syn: smart , hurt ]

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