growing pains


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grow·ing pains

(grō′ĭng)
pl.n.
1. Pains in the limbs and joints of children or adolescents, often attributed to rapid growth but arising from various unrelated causes.
2. Emotional difficulties that occur during adolescence.
3. Problems that arise in the initiation or enlargement of an enterprise.

growing pains

pl n
1. (Pathology) pains in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children during a period of unusually rapid growth
2. difficulties besetting a new enterprise in its early stages

grow′ing pains`


n.pl.
1. dull, quasi-rheumatic pains of varying degree in the limbs during childhood and adolescence, often popularly associated with the process of growing.
2. emotional difficulties experienced during adolescence and preadulthood.
3. difficulties attending a new project or rapid development of an existing project.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.growing pains - pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
2.growing pains - emotional distress arising during adolescence
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
3.growing pains - problems that arise in enlarging an enterprise (especially in the early stages)
trouble, problem - a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"
Translations

growing pains

pl (Med) → Wachstumsschmerzen pl; (fig)Kinderkrankheiten pl, → Anfangsschwierigkeiten pl

growing pains

nplproblemi mpl della crescita (fig) (of organization) → problemi di avviamento

grow·ing pains

n., pl. los llamados dolores de crecimiento quejas por niños y adolescentes de las articulaciones atribuidas al crecimiento y otras causas.

growing pains

npl dolores mpl de crecimiento, dolores de las piernas que ocurren en algunos niños durante el crecimiento
References in classic literature ?
Would God that I could bear for her those growing pains of the heart
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A DANGEROUS form of bone cancer is often misdiagnosed by GPs as growing pains, a charity has warned.
AI think you'd be hard pushed to find a parent who hasn't referred to growing pains in this way and, while there is no real evidence to demonstrate that the actual growth of bones causes pain in itself, children of a certain age do indeed experience pain - usually in the lower leg area - that can be quite distressing.
During the day, children with growing pains do not limp or complain of pain.
Children who continued to have growing pains had significantly lower pain thresholds than did controls or patients whose pains had resolved, said Dr.
Like his father, who played Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek, Andrew was an actor, best known for playing Richard "Boner" Stabone on 1980s US sitcom Growing Pains.
Doctors also call growing pains "benign limb pain of childhood.
Effectively, the 16-year-old midfielder is suffering growing pains that are affecting the bones in his lower leg, ankle and feet.
A PROGRAMME designed to help young people cope with growing pains is hoping to take off in the North East.
We've got some growing pains, but once we get out there and they see what we can do, we're going to be everybody's friend.