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verb [intransitive]     ache pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
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 in the cold.

    Philip’s head began to ache.

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


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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