Definition of growing pains noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    growing pains

    BrE BrE//ˈɡrəʊɪŋ peɪnz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡroʊɪŋ peɪnz//
    [plural] Youth
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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 See related entries: Youth
  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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: growing pains