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shooting pains

noun [plural] uk   us  
sudden severe pains that move through the body: I get shooting pains up my spine whenever I try to move.
Translations of “shooting pains”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貫穿全身的突發性劇痛,刺痛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贯穿全身的突发性巨痛,刺痛…
(Definition of shooting pains from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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