back-ache c.1600, from BACK (Cf. back) (n.) + ACHE (Cf. ache) (n.).

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  • ache — 01. My thumb has really been [aching] since I shut the door on it. 02. The hockey player had a terrible [ache] in his shoulder after the game. 03. Her tooth was [aching] so much that she had trouble falling asleep. 04. When I had the flu, my skin …   Grammatical examples in English

  • ache — ache1 [eık] v [: Old English; Origin: acan] 1.) if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous, but not very sharp pain there = ↑hurt ▪ His feet were aching from standing so long. 2.) to want to do or have something very much ache for ▪ I m… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ache — 1 verb (I) 1 if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous, but not very sharp pain there: The noise of the traffic made my head ache. | an aching back 2 ache to do sth/for sth to want to do or have something very much: I was aching to tell… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Aché Brasil — group. The word Aché stems from Yoruba, meaning, all things positive”.The group has performed all over North America at events such as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (for four consecutive years), the World Figure Skating Championship,… …   Wikipedia

  • back — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ broad ▪ slender ▪ muscular, strong ▪ bent ▪ straight …   Collocations dictionary

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