Definition of growing pains noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    growing pains

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  1. 1pains that some children feel in their arms and legs when they are growing
  2. 2emotional anxieties felt by young people as they grow up
  3. 3problems that are experienced by a company when it begins operating but that are not likely to last Every business experiences its share of growing pains.
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