ache - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participleaching
past tenseached
past participleached
  1. 1
    if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous pain there that is unpleasant, but not very strong

    All his limbs ached and he shivered with cold.

    Philip’s head began to ache.

  2. 2
    literary to want very much to do or have something, especially when it is impossible
     Synonyms and related words
     Synonyms and related words
  3. 3
    mainly literary if your heart aches, you feel very sad, or very sorry for someone