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pain

 (pān)
n.
1.
a. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body: felt pains in his chest.
b. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings: drugs to treat pain.
2.
a. Mental or emotional suffering; distress.
b. An instance of this: the pains of humiliation.
3. pains The pangs of childbirth.
4. pains Great care or effort: taking pains with one's work.
5. Informal A source of annoyance; a nuisance: Stuffing all these envelopes is a real pain.
tr.v. pained, pain·ing, pains
1. To cause physical pain to; hurt: My feet really pained me after the hike.
2. To cause mental or emotional distress to: "It pained him to remember every little thing about her" (John Irving).
Idiom:
on/under pain of
Subject to the penalty of (a specified punishment, such as death).

[Middle English, from Old French peine, from Latin poena, penalty, pain, from Greek poinē, penalty; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: pain, ache, pang, stitch, throe, twinge
These nouns denote a sensation of severe physical discomfort: abdominal pain; aches in my leg; the pangs of a cramped muscle; a stitch in my side; the throes of dying; a twinge of arthritis.

pain

(peɪn)
n
1. the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc
2. emotional suffering or mental distress
3. on pain of subject to the penalty of
4. informal Also called: pain in the neck or pain in the arse (taboo)a person or thing that is a nuisance
vb (tr)
5. to cause (a person) distress, hurt, grief, anxiety, etc
6. informal to annoy; irritate
[C13: from Old French peine, from Latin poena punishment, grief, from Greek poinē penalty]

pain

(peɪn)

n.
1. physical suffering typically from injury or illness.
2. an instance of such suffering; a distressing sensation in a part of the body: a back pain.
3. severe mental or emotional distress: the pain of loneliness.
4. pains,
a. assiduous care: Take pains with your work.
b. the uterine contractions of childbirth.
5. Also called pain in the neck. an annoying or troublesome person or thing.
v.t.
6. to cause physical or emotional pain to.
v.i.
7. to have or give pain.
Idioms:
on or under pain of, subject to the penalty of; risking: on pain of death.
[1250–1300; Middle English peine punishment, torture, pain < Old French < Latin poena penalty, pain < Greek poinḗ penalty]

pain

- Originally meant punishment for a crime or offense—sometimes by losing one's head.
See also related terms for losing.

Pain


producing pain.
a deriving of sexual pleasure from inflicting or enduring pain. Cf. masochism, sadism. — algolagnist, n. — algolagnic, adj.
measurement of pain by means of an algometer, an instrument for determining sensitivity to pain produced by pressure. — algometric, algometrical, adj.
a love of pain.
an extreme fear of pain. Cf. odynophobia.
otalgia.
pain in the nerves of the upper arm.
a burning or other painful feeling in the stomach or esophagus; heartburn.
Medicine.1. a pain in the head.
2. a headache. Also called cephalgia, cephalodynia.
pain in the hip joint.
neuralgia of the skin.
anything that drives away pain.
pain in the stomach or abdominal region.
1. Medicine. a pain or aching on one side of the head.
2. migraine.
hypalgia.
a decreased sensibility to pain. Also hypalgesia.
an unusually high sensitivity to pain. — hyperalgesic, adj.
pain in the uterus.
1. Psychiatry. a condition in which sexual gratification is achieved through suffering physical pain and humiliation, especially inflicted on oneself.
2. any gratification gained from pain or deprivation inflicted or imposed on oneself. Cf. sadism. — masochist, n. — masochistic, adj.
Medicine. a pain in a tooth. — odontalgic, adj.
an abnormal fear of pain.
Medicine. an earache. — otalgic, adj.
pain in the eyes caused by light.
pain in the rectum.
neuralgia affecting the face.
mental or psychic pain.
pain affecting the spine. — rachialgic, adj.
1. Psychiatry. a sexual gratification gained through causing physical pain or humiliation.
2. any enjoyment in being cruel. Cf. masochism. — sadist, n. — sadistic, adj.
Psychiatry. a condition of disturbed and destructive personality marked by the presence of both sadistic and masochistic traits. — sado-masochist, n. — sadomasochistic, adj.
an indifference to pleasure or pain. — stoic, n., adj. — stoical, adj.
pain in one part of the body resulting from hurt or injury in another part; referred pain.
pain in the womb or uterus.
sadism directed toward animals. — zoosadist, n. — zoosadistic, adj.

Pain

 

See Also: HEALTH

  1. Ached from head to foot, all zones of pain seemingly interdependent … like a Christmas tree whose lights wired in series, must all go out if even one bulb is defective —J. D. Salinger
  2. Ached like a bad tooth —Lawrence Durrell
  3. The air burning my lungs like a red-hot iron or cutting into them like a sharpened razor —Albert Camus
  4. Anguish poured out like blood from a gaping wound —Jonathan Kellerman

    In Kellerman’s novel, When the Bough Breaks, the anguish is being poured out by a patient to the psychologist hero.

  5. Bruised like a half-back in a football game —Francis W. Crowninshield
  6. [Rash] burned like dots of acid —William Kennedy
  7. Cut like a whiplash —Ruth Chatterton
  8. (Walked out into) the dazzling sun that cut into his eyes like a knife —John Dos Passos
  9. A deadly vise of pain that clamped her head like a steel helmet —Arthur A. Cohen
  10. Exposed it [pain] like a beggar used to making a show of his sores —Julia O’Faolain
  11. Feel like somebody stuck thumbtacks all over my head —James Lee Burke
  12. Felt as if I’d been crushed between two runaway wardrobes —J. B. Priestly

    This “similistic” comment is made by the hero of Lost Empires after being beaten up.

  13. Felt as though his body were wrapped in layers of plaster cast —Kenzaburo Oë

    The plaster cast comparison was used by the author to describe a character who wakes up feeling stiff and achy all over.

  14. Felt her head was going to break open like a coconut struck with a hammer —Marge Piercy
  15. Felt pain like hot knives —Anon
  16. A flash of pain darted through her, like the ripple of sheet lightning —Edith Wharton
  17. For a second he remained in torture, as if some invisible flame were playing on him to reduce his bones and fuse him down —D.H. Lawrence
  18. A gash … as wide as an open grave —Jimmy Sangster
  19. Generalized racking misery that makes him feel as if his pores are bleeding and his brain is leaking out of his ears —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  20. A head like a sore tooth —Anon
  21. Her stomach reacted as though she’d eaten sulfuric pancakes —Rita Mae Brown
  22. An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure —English proverb
  23. The hurt had gone through her like the split in a carcass —Julia O’Faolain
  24. The hurt I felt … was something like a thumb struck with a hammer —MacDonald Harris
  25. Hurt … like a knot passing through an artery —Donald McCaig
  26. (My brother’s laugh is small, sharp, and) hurts like gravel in your shoe —Sharon Sheehe Stark
  27. It [the pain of failure] was like a gnawing physical disability, an ugly mark she wanted to hide —H. E. Bates
  28. A knot of pain was set like a malignant jewel in the core of his head —Truman Capote
  29. (Your letter was) like a bullet straight into my heart —Sholom Aleichem
  30. My back ached as if someone were holding a welding torch against my spine, turning the flame on and off at will —W. P. Kinsella
  31. My breast was contracted by a pain like screws clamped on my heart —Joyce Cary
  32. My insides burned like pipes in a boiler —Governeur Morris
  33. My intestines felt as if they were playing host to a Bears-Raiders game —Penny Ward Moser, Discover, February, 1987
  34. My stomach feels as if I have swallowed razor blades —W. P. Kinsella
  35. My stomach feels like the crop of a hen —Katherine Mansfield
  36. My whole body glows with pain as if I were being electrocuted —Iris Murdoch
  37. Nausea coiled like a snake in her stomach —A. E. Maxwell
  38. Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other —Laurence Sterne

    See Also: PLEASURE

  39. The pain between his eyes seemed to be whirling about like a pinwheel —R. Wright Campbell
  40. Pain comes billowing on like a full cloud of thunder —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  41. Painful … like cutting the heart out of her body —Phyllis Bottome

    The pain described in Bottome’s short story, The Battle Field, is that of never seeing someone again.

  42. The pain goes ringing through me like alarms —Delmore Schwartz
  43. Pain … hard as blows —John Berryman
  44. The pain in his chest was like a tight breastplate —Graham Swift
  45. Pain is immune to empathy … like love —Barbara Lazear Ascher, New York Times/Hers, October 16, 1986
  46. Pain is like a love affair. When it’s over, it’s over —Elyse Sommer
  47. Pain lifted like a fog that gives way to bright sunlight —Maurice Edelman
  48. Pain … like a metal bar —Graham Swift
  49. Pain (lingering) … like a stone pit lodged in the stomach —Anon
  50. Pain rising as periodically as high water —William H. Gass
  51. (The sympathy that it arouses is as) painful as charity —Mihail Lermontov
  52. Pains are flinging her about like an old rag, a filthy torn rag doll —Vicki Baum
  53. The pain seemed to rock inside him like a weight that would overturn him —Graham Swift
  54. Pains … like streams of pulsating fire heating him to an intolerable temperature —Ambrose Bierce
  55. Pain … slopped through his head like water into a sand-castle —Kingsley Amis

    See Also: TURNING AND TWISTING

  56. Pains that shrieked like alarm bells —Jane Rogers
  57. Pain tightens like a strip of hot metal across Martin’s chest —Robert Silverberg
  58. Pain … twisting like currents in a river —Martin Amis
  59. Pain whistled through my body like splintered glass —Ross Macdonald
  60. Pain would advance and recede like waves on a beach —Nathaniel Benchley

    See Also: ADVANCING

  61. People in pain are like the wandering minstrels of the Renaissance. Any occupied space becomes their court. If the story’s told often enough, perhaps the demons will become manifest. Made visible and mastered through words —Barbara Lazear Ascher, New York Times/Hers, October 16, 1986
  62. A persistent jabbing in her chest that tapped back and forth like an admonishing finger —Molly Giles
  63. Pierce … like misplaced trust —John Drury
  64. (Though we love pleasure, we) play with pain like a tongue toying with a bad tooth —George Garrett
  65. The pounding in his head was like ten thousand hammers —Niven Busch
  66. Press like a blunt thumb —Lawrence Durrell
  67. Prolonged pain is like a fire in the house, it causes you to flee and wander homeless —Barbara Lazear Ascher, New York Times/Hers, October 16, 1986
  68. Shudder at the thrust of pain like a virgin at the thrust of love —George Garrett

    See Also: TREMBLING

  69. Spine ached as if it had been twisted like a cat’s tail —Bernard Malamud
  70. Sting you like scorn —Thomas Hardy
  71. (Irony …) stung like squirts from a leaky hose —Geoffrey Wolff
  72. Suffering is cheap as grass and free as the rain that falls on saint and sinner alike —George Garrett
  73. A sweet bewildering pain, like flowers in the wind and rain —Thomas Ashe
  74. [A broken ankle] swelled like a soccer ball —Clive Cussler
  75. Swollen face throbbing as if it has been pumped up with a bellows —Elena Poniatowska
  76. Throat … like sandpaper soaked in salt —H. E. Bates
  77. Throat … like a thicket of nettles —Arthur Train
  78. [The lack of respect] tormented him like a raging thirst —Marge Piercy
  79. Woke up feeling as if someone had tied sandbags to my hair —Jonathan Valin
  80. Writhed like a trampled snake —Oscar Wilde
  81. (Sat on a bench) writhing like a woman in labor —Isaac Babel
  82. Writhing … like the poor shell-fish set to boil alive —John Greenleaf Whittier

pain


Past participle: pained
Gerund: paining

Imperative
pain
pain
Present
I pain
you pain
he/she/it pains
we pain
you pain
they pain
Preterite
I pained
you pained
he/she/it pained
we pained
you pained
they pained
Present Continuous
I am paining
you are paining
he/she/it is paining
we are paining
you are paining
they are paining
Present Perfect
I have pained
you have pained
he/she/it has pained
we have pained
you have pained
they have pained
Past Continuous
I was paining
you were paining
he/she/it was paining
we were paining
you were paining
they were paining
Past Perfect
I had pained
you had pained
he/she/it had pained
we had pained
you had pained
they had pained
Future
I will pain
you will pain
he/she/it will pain
we will pain
you will pain
they will pain
Future Perfect
I will have pained
you will have pained
he/she/it will have pained
we will have pained
you will have pained
they will have pained
Future Continuous
I will be paining
you will be paining
he/she/it will be paining
we will be paining
you will be paining
they will be paining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paining
you have been paining
he/she/it has been paining
we have been paining
you have been paining
they have been paining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paining
you will have been paining
he/she/it will have been paining
we will have been paining
you will have been paining
they will have been paining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paining
you had been paining
he/she/it had been paining
we had been paining
you had been paining
they had been paining
Conditional
I would pain
you would pain
he/she/it would pain
we would pain
you would pain
they would pain
Past Conditional
I would have pained
you would have pained
he/she/it would have pained
we would have pained
you would have pained
they would have pained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorderpain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
ache, aching - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
excruciation, suffering, agony - a state of acute pain
arthralgia - pain in a joint or joints
burn, burning - pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
causalgia - a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes
colic, gripes, griping, intestinal colic - acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
chest pain - pain in the chest
chiralgia - a pain in the hand that is not traumatic
distress - extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation
glossalgia, glossodynia - pain in the tongue
growing pains - pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth
haemorrhoid, hemorrhoid, piles - pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
keratalgia - pain in the cornea
labor pain - pain and discomfort associated with contractions of the uterus during labor
mastalgia - pain in the breast
melagra - rheumatic or myalgic pains in the arms or legs
meralgia - pain in the thigh
metralgia - pain in the uterus
myalgia, myodynia - pain in a muscle or group of muscles
nephralgia - pain in the kidney (usually felt in the loins)
neuralgia, neuralgy - acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
odynophagia - severe pain on swallowing due to a disorder of the esophagus
orchidalgia - pain in the testes
pang - a sharp spasm of pain
pang, sting - a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"
photalgia, photophobia - pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)
costalgia, pleuralgia, pleurodynia - pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
podalgia - foot pain
proctalgia - pain in the rectum
referred pain - pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected; "angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder"; "pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease"
renal colic - sharp pain in the lower back that radiates into the groin; associated with the passage of a renal calculus through the ureter
smart, smarting, smartness - a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
sting, stinging - a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
stitch - a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
soreness, tenderness, rawness - a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
thermalgesia - pain caused by heat
throb - a deep pulsating type of pain
torment, torture - unbearable physical pain
ulalgia - pain in the gums
urodynia - pain during urination
2.pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
growing pains - emotional distress arising during adolescence
unpleasantness - the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
mental anguish - sustained dull painful emotion
hurt, suffering - feelings of mental or physical pain
distress, hurt, suffering - psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
pleasure, pleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
3.pain - a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia - the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"
mittelschmerz - pain in the area of the ovary that is felt at the time of ovulation (usually midway through the menstrual cycle)
phantom limb pain - pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb
twinge - a sharp stab of pain
4.pain - a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
5.pain - something or someone that causes troublepain - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
irritant, thorn - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
plague - an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
Verb1.pain - cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
recrudesce, break out, erupt - become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
2.pain - cause emotional anguish or make miserablepain - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
break someone's heart - cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody; "The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend"
agonise, agonize - cause to agonize
try - give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
excruciate, torment, torture, rack - torment emotionally or mentally

pain

noun
1. suffering, discomfort, trouble, hurt, irritation, tenderness, soreness a disease that causes excruciating pain
2. ache, smarting, stinging, aching, cramp, cramp, throb, throbbing, spasm, pang, twinge, shooting pain I felt a sharp pain in my lower back.
plural noun
1. trouble, labour, effort, industry, care, bother, diligence, special attention, assiduousness He got little thanks for his pains.
2. contractions, labour pains, birth-pangs Her pains were now about ten minutes apart.
verb
1. distress, worry, hurt, wound, torture, grieve, torment, afflict, sadden, disquiet, vex, agonize, cut to the quick, aggrieve It pains me to think of an animal being in distress.
2. hurt, chafe, cause pain to, cause discomfort to His ankle still pained him.
be at pains try hard, strive, endeavour, make every effort, put yourself out, spare no effort He was at pains to deny his involvement in the affair.
pain in the neck (Informal) nuisance, pain (informal), bore, drag (informal), bother, headache (informal), pest, irritation, annoyance, aggravation, vexation, pain in the arse or backside (taboo informal) She can be an absolute pain in the neck when she's in a scatty mood.
Related words
fear algophobia

pain

noun
1. A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury:
Informal: misery.
2. A state of physical or mental suffering:
4. The use of energy to do something.Used in plural:
Informal: elbow grease.
5. Informal. One that makes another totally miserable by causing sharp pain and irritation:
Idioms: pain in the neck, thorn in the flesh.
verb
1. To cause suffering or painful sorrow to:
2. To have or cause a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
Translations
أَلَمٌألَميُؤْلِم
bolesttrápit
smerteirriterelidelse
kipusärkytuskakärsimys
bolmuka
fájdalomkín
kvelja, valda sársaukasársauki
痛み
고통
dolor
analgetikasbe skausmobeskausmisdėti pastangasįgrisėlis
sāpessāpētsāpinātsmeldze
chindurere
bolečina
smärtapina
ความเจ็บปวด
sự đau đớn

pain

[peɪn]
A. N
1. (physical) → dolor m
she winced with painhizo una mueca de dolor
where is the pain?¿dónde le duele?
in order to ease the painpara aliviar el dolor
back/chest/muscle paindolor m de espalda/pecho/músculos
I have a pain in my legme duele la pierna
paintto be in painsufrir dolor(es), tener dolor(es)
I was in excruciating painsufría or tenía unos dolores horribles
no pain, no gainel que algo quiere, algo le cuesta
see also growing B
see also labour D
see also period B
2. (mental) → dolor m
his harsh words caused her much painsus duras palabras le causaron mucho dolor or la hicieron sufrir mucho
3. (= nuisance)
to be a pain [person] → ser un pesado; [situation] → ser una lata, ser un rollo
he's a real paines un verdadero pesado
don't be such a pain!¡no fastidies!, ¡no seas tan pesada!
what a pain!¡qué lata!, ¡qué rollo!
he's a pain in the arse or > ass (US) → es un coñazo
he's a pain in the neckes insoportable
4. pains (= efforts)
to be at pains to do sthesforzarse al máximo por hacer algo, intentar por todos los medios hacer algo
for my painsdespués de todos mis esfuerzos
to take pains to do sthponer especial cuidado en hacer algo
he took infinite pains with his jobse esmeraba or se esforzaba muchísimo en su trabajo
I had taken great pains with my appearanceme había esmerado or esforzado mucho con mi apariencia
5. (= penalty)
on or under pain of sthbajo pena de algo, so pena de algo
B. VT (mentally) → doler, hacer sufrir
it pains me to think of you struggling all aloneme duele pensar que estás luchando sola, pensar que estás luchando sola me hace sufrir
it pains me to tell youme duele decírtelo
it pained him that his father talked like thatle dolía que su padre hablara así
C. CPD pain clinic Nunidad f del dolor
pain relief Nalivio m contra el dolor
pain threshold Nresistencia f al dolor

pain

[ˈpeɪn]
n
(physical)douleur f
She complained of severe pains in her chest → Elle se plaignait de sévères douleurs à la poitrine.
to ease the pain → soulager la douleur
a sharp pain → une douleur aiguë
I felt a sharp pain in my lower back → Je ressentis une douleur aiguë dans le bas du dos.
to have a pain in one's chest → avoir mal à la poitrine
I've got a pain in my stomach → J'ai mal à l'estomac.
to be in pain → souffrir
She's in a lot of pain → Elle souffre beaucoup.
to scream in pain → hurler de douleur
to writhe in pain → se tordre de douleur
(mental)douleur f
(= nuisance) to be a pain [person] → être pénible; [thing] → être embêtant(e)
He's a real pain → Il est vraiment pénible.
The car isn't mended yet, which is a pain → La voiture n'est pas réparée, ce qui est embêtant.
to be a pain in the neck [person] → être casse-pieds
It's a pain in the neck when you are let down → C'est emmerdant quand on vous laisse tomber.
what a pain! (situation)qu'est-ce que c'est pénible!
What a pain moving house is! → Qu'est-ce que c'est pénible de déménager!
What a pain he is! → Qu'est-ce qu'il est pénible !
to be a pain in the arse (British) to be a pain in the ass (US) [person, thing] → être emmerdant
(= penalty) on pain of death → sous peine de mort
on pain of imprisonment → sous peine d'emprisonnement pains
npl (= trouble) to take pains to do sth → se donner du mal pour faire qch
to take great pains to do sth → se donner beaucoup de mal pour faire qch
She took great pains to conceal the fact from her parents → Elle s'est donné beaucoup de mal pour dissimuler la chose à ses parents.
They took great pains to make sure I enjoyed my stay → Ils se donnèrent beaucoup de mal pour être sûrs que j'apprécie mon séjour.
to take great pains over sth → consacrer beaucoup d'efforts à qch
to be at pains to do sth → se donner beaucoup de mal pour faire qch
to go to great pains to do sth → se donner beaucoup de mal pour faire qch
for one's pains → pour sa peine
vt (= upset) → faire de la peine à
It pains me to think of you struggling alone → Cela me fait de la peine de penser que tu luttes tout seul.pain barrier n
to go through the pain barrier (British) [player] → vaincre la douleur

pain

n
Schmerz m; is the pain still there?hast du noch Schmerzen?; where is the pain exactly?wo tut es denn genau weh?; this will help the paindas ist gut gegen die Schmerzen; to be in painSchmerzen haben; you can’t just leave him in paindu kannst ihn nicht einfach leiden lassen; he screamed in painer schrie vor Schmerzen; do insects feel pain?können Insekten Schmerz empfinden?; a sharp painein stechender Schmerz; stomach/chest painsMagen-/Brustschmerzen pl; my ankle has been giving or causing me a lot of painmein Knöchel tut mir sehr weh; I felt a pain in my legmein Bein tat mir weh, ich hatte Schmerzen im Bein; to put somebody out of his painjdn von seinen Schmerzen erlösen
(mental) → Qualen pl; the pain of partingder Abschiedsschmerz; Werther: a soul in painWerther: eine gequälte Seele; being so totally ignored like that was a source of great pain to herso vollkommen ignoriert zu werden, war für sie sehr schmerzlich; he suffered great mental painer litt Seelenqualen; the decision caused me a lot of paindie Entscheidung war sehr schmerzlich für mich; a look of pain came over his facesein Gesicht nahm einen schmerzlichen Ausdruck an; no pain, no gainohne Fleiß kein Preis (Prov)
pains pl (= efforts)Mühe f; to be at (great) pains to do somethingsich (dat)(große) Mühe geben, etw zu tun; to take pains over somethingsich (dat)Mühe mit etw geben; to take pains to do somethingsich (dat)Mühe geben, etw zu tun; great pains have been taken to …besondere Mühe wurde darauf verwendet; she takes great pains with her appearancesie verwendet sehr viel Sorgfalt auf ihr Äußeres; all he got for his pains was a curt refusalzum Dank für seine Mühe wurde er schroff abgewiesen; see what you get for your pains!das hast du nun für deine Mühe!
(= penalty) on or under pain of deathbei Todesstrafe, bei Strafe des Todes (old), → unter Androhung der Todesstrafe
(inf: also pain in the neck or arse Brit sl) to be a (real) paineinem auf den Wecker (inf)or Sack (sl)gehen; this job is getting to be a paindieser Job geht mir langsam auf den Wecker (inf)or Sack (sl)
vt (mentally) → schmerzen; it pains me to see their ignoranceihre Unwissenheit tut schon weh; his laziness pained his parentsmit seiner Faulheit bereitete er seinen Eltern (dat)großen Kummer; it pains me to have to tell you this but …es schmerzt mich, Ihnen dies mitteilen zu müssen, aber …

pain

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pain barrier
nSchmerzgrenze f; to go through the paintrotz Schmerzen weitermachen or durchhalten
pain clinic
nSchmerzklinik f

pain

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painkiller
painkilling
adj drugschmerzstillend

pain

[peɪn]
1. n
a.dolore m
to cause pain to (physical) → provocare dolori a (mental) → far soffrire
to be in pain → soffrire
I have a pain in my leg → ho male or un dolore a una gamba
he's a real pain (in the neck) (fam) → è un gran rompiscatole
b. pains npl (efforts) → sforzi mpl
and all I got for my pains was ... → e come ringraziamento ho avuto...
to take pains over sth → mettercela tutta in qc
to be at (great) pains to do sth → fare di tutto per fare qc
c. (penalty) on pain of deathsotto pena di morte
2. vt (mentally) → addolorare, affliggere

pain

(pein) noun
hurt or suffering of the body or mind. a pain in the chest.
verb
to cause suffering or upset to (someone). It pained her to admit that she was wrong.
pained adjective
showing or expressing pain. a pained expression.
ˈpainful adjective
causing pain. a painful injury.
ˈpainfully adverb
ˈpainless adjective
without pain. painless childbirth.
ˈpainlessly adverb
ˈpainkiller noun
a drug etc which lessens or removes pain.
ˈpainstaking (ˈpeinz-) adjective
going to great trouble and taking great care. a painstaking student.
a pain in the neck
a person who is constantly annoying. People who are always complaining are a pain in the neck.
take pains
to take great trouble and care (to do something). He took great pains to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

pain

أَلَمٌ bolest smerte Schmerz πόνος dolor kipu douleur bol dolore 痛み 고통 pijn smerte ból dor боль smärta ความเจ็บปวด ağrı sự đau đớn

pain

n. [ache] dolor; [suffering] sufrimiento, pena; [colicky] cólico. V. cuadro en la página 102.

pain

n dolor m; a pain in the back..un dolor en la espalda; back — dolor de espalda; breakthrough — dolor irruptivo; dull — dolor sordo; growing pains dolores de(l) crecimiento; joint — dolor de las articulaciones; labor pains dolores de(l) parto; low back — dolor lumbar, dolor de la espalda baja; nagging — dolor persistente; phantom — dolor fantasma; — reliever, — pill (fam) analgésico (form), calmante m, pastilla para el dolor; sharp — dolor agudo; stabbing — dolor punzante; to be in — tener dolor
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Meg was asked at once, and the tight slippers tripped about so briskly that none would have guessed the pain their wearer suffered smilingly.
There were beautiful butterflies, moths and strange bugs in the securing of which the scientist evinced great delight, though when one beetle nipped him firmly and painfully on his thumb his involuntary cry of pain was as real as that of any other person.
His face had a look of weariness and pleasure, like that of sick people when they feel relief from pain.
She recalled faintly an ecstasy of pain, the heavy odor of chloroform, a stupor which had deadened sensation, and an awakening to find a little new life to which she had given being, added to the great unnumbered multitude of souls that come and go.
Tis the horrid shriek that a horse will give in his agony; oftener drawn from him in pain, though sometimes in terror.
How unhappy such a situation for a man tormented with fear, which is vain if no danger comes, and if it does, only augments the pain.
Christie sank back in her saddle with a little cry, half of pain and half of frightened surprise.
Again, at the first instant of perceiving that thin visage, and the slight deformity of the figure, she pressed her infant to her bosom with so convulsive a force that the poor babe uttered another cry of pain.
This could not go on; no horse could keep his footing under such circumstances; the pain was too great.
where there is then no good For which to strive, no strife can grow up there From Faction; for none sure will claim in hell Precedence, none, whose portion is so small Of present pain, that with ambitious mind Will covet more.
And as I strive to body forth the tale Of all I suffer, all that thou hast done, Forth shall the dread voice roll, and bear along Shreds from my vitals torn for greater pain.
Back and forth upon the floor they rolled, neither one emitting a sound of fear or pain.