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1pain/ˈpeɪn/noun
pluralpains
1pain
/ˈpeɪn/
noun
pluralpains
Learner's definition of PAIN  
: the physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body
[noncount]
[count]
— see also aches and pains at 2ache
: mental or emotional suffering : sadness caused by some emotional or mental problem
[noncount]
[count]
— see also growing pains
[singular]informal  : someone or something that causes trouble or makes you feel annoyed or angry — often used in phrases like pain in the neck or (impolite) pain in the ass

be at pains

: to try hard to do something

feel no pain

— see 1feel

go to great pains

ortake (great) pains
: to be careful in doing something : to try hard to do something — followed by to + verb

no gain without pain

— see 2gain

no pain, no gain

— see 2gain

on/under pain of

formal
: at the risk of being given (a particular form of punishment)
2pain/ˈpeɪn/verb
painspainedpaining
2pain
/ˈpeɪn/
verb
painspainedpaining
Learner's definition of PAIN  
[+ object]formal
: to cause (someone) to feel emotional pain : to make (someone) upset, sad, worried, etc.
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