ache-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: hurt, feel physical pain

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[experiencer] ACHE

John's broken arm ached dully.
The child's body was aching after the accident.
His whole body ached.
Arthritis caused his knees to ache.
The bruise ached constantly.

VerbNet: tingle-40.8.2
FrameNet: Perception_body
PropBank: ache.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: desire someone or something not present

Her heart ached for her boyfriend when they were apart.
His death made their hearts ache with loneliness.
After she quit smoking, she ached for a cigarrette when stressed.
The children ached for their father to return from the war.
Young idealists ache to do good in the world.

VerbNet: long-32.2-1
FrameNet: Desiring
PropBank: NP
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2