Meaning of ache

ache

Pronunciation: (āk), [key]
— v., n. ached, ach•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: His whole body ached.
  2. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: Her heart ached for the starving animals.
  3. to feel eager; yearn; long: She ached to be the champion. He's just aching to get even.
—n.
  1. a continuous, dull pain (in contrast to a sharp, sudden, or sporadic pain).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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