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verb [intransitive] ache pronunciation in American English /eɪk/
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present tense
present participleaching
past tenseached
past participleached
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  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


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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