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Noun
A continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body
“The ache was getting worse. I felt a shooting pain every time I kicked the ball.”
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An emotion experienced with painful or bittersweet intensity
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“Her smile of ecstasy vanished, and she felt an empty ache in her heart.”
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A longing or desire for something
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“You may awaken in the morning to a deep ache for more love.”
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A disease or sickness
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An injury to a part of the body
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The act or sensation of throbbing
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To be, or cause to be, painful
“The wound would ache for a while, then heal over, as wounds did.”
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To feel an intense desire for
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“Do you know how badly I ache for a delicious piece of pastry and a decent cup of espresso?”
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To suffer sorrow or emotional pain
“The beauty of the sentiment we applaud, but our heart continues to ache. There is no healing balm in their elegant prescription.”
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Beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm
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To think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Feel sorrow for the misfortunes of
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