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Related to aches: Muscle aches, Stomach aches

ache for

1. To feel a strong desire for someone or something. She ached for the companionship of her husband when he was deployed overseas.
2. To feel sadness and/or empathy for someone. I ache for those little children who just lost their parents in a car accident.
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bellyache

1. verb To complain or gripe about someone or something. Of course Marjorie is bellyaching about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
2. noun Pain in one's stomach. I've had a bellyache all day, so I'm going to have to cancel our dinner plans.

bottleache

Ill health caused by alcohol consumption. If he just stops drinking all of a sudden, without medical supervision, he's liable to suffer from bottleache.

ache for someone or something

 and hurt for someone or something
Fig. to desire someone or something very much. (So much that it "hurts.") Jim ached for the sight of Mary, whom he loved deeply.
See also: ache

bellyache

(ˈbɛli ek)
1. n. a stomachache. Oh, mama, do I have a bellyache!
2. in. to complain. You are always bellyaching!

bottleache

(ˈbɑdlæek)
n. a hangover; the delirium tremens. I got a touch of the bottleache this morning.
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But I'm lucky my pains aren't debilitating If I didn't work my aches and pains would be worse because I'd be lazy
If patients are going to develop muscle ache when on statin therapy, it can happen after taking the medication at least after one month.
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Any child with frequent tummy aches needs relief of his-pain and this task is often left to the parents.
Thirty-six per cent of parents in Wales said their child had regular tummy-aches and 28% said their child had missed one to five days of school due to tummy ache.
Q WATCHING the Olympics on TV has spurred me to go running outside but my knees ache a lot more than on the treadmill at the gym.
Symptoms include sore throat, stuffy nose, watery eyes and aches. Children often contract a cough as well.
A two-pack of pampering begins with Pink Grapefruit & Balm Mint Foot Soak to ease aches and condition the skin; follow it with moisturizing Spearmint & Balm Mint Foot Lotion to leave the skin soft and smooth.
In adults, joint aches and arthralgia are often the only complaint.
Tender jaw muscles, dull aches in the jaw and ears, clicking sounds while chewing, difficulties opening or closing the mouth, headaches, and ear aches are all common symptoms of a slipped disk in the jaw.
In a study of roughly 100 men and women aged 65 or older, the half who participated in stretching and flexibility exercises four times a week for a year reported fewer aches and pains than when they entered the study.
My heart ached for my mother, and today it aches for all those who suffer from disease and injury; but, no matter how deep my desire to ease that suffering may be, it cannot justify the destruction of a developing human life.