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English definition of “growing pains”

growing pains

noun [plural] uk   us  

growing pains noun [plural] (PHYSICAL PAIN)

pains felt by young people in the bones or joints (= places where two bones are connected) of their legsProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth

growing pains noun [plural] (DIFFICULTIES)

the problems of a new organization or activityStarting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of growing pains from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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