UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪkɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respellingking)

From the verb ache: (⇒ conjugate)
aching is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. have an aching pain in my [head, shoulder]
  2. my [head] is aching from the [accident, fall]
  3. [dull, tired] aching muscles
  4. have an aching feeling that [I forgot something, he's dead]
  5. [write, speak, read] with an aching heart
  6. an aching need to [talk, get things out, let off steam]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. have an ache in my [back, knee, heart]
  2. Is the ache in your [back] any better?
  3. a [terrible, dull, pounding, sharp] ache
  4. the ache of [heartbreak, loneliness, loss]
  5. My body is full of aches and pains.
  6. I have too many aches and pains.
  7. [joint, muscle] aches
  8. have terrible [stomach, joint, body] aches
  9. The [food, fish] gave me a stomach ache.
  10. have a stomach ache from the [food]
  11. relief for [muscle] aches and pains
  12. an intense ache in her heart
  1. my [tooth, head, back, stomach] aches
  2. my [joints, muscles] ache
  3. aches from [laughing, coughing]
  4. my heart aches for [you, her]
  5. ache all over
  6. have been aching to [tell, know, be]
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