Définition aches and pains | dictionnaire d’Anglais Cobuild pour apprenants

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ache  

  ( aches    plural & 3rd person present)   ( aching    present participle)   ( ached    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you ache or a part of your body aches, you feel a steady, fairly strong pain.  
Her head was throbbing and she ached all over...      V adv/prep  
My leg still aches when I sit down...      V  
The weary walkers soothed their aching feet in the sea.      V-ing  
2       n-count   An ache is a steady, fairly strong pain in a part of your body.  
usu with supp, oft N in n, n N  
Poor posture can cause neck ache, headaches and breathing problems.     
    backache  
    headache  
    heartache  
    stomach ache  
3       verb   If you achefor something or your heart aches, you want something very much, and feel very unhappy because you cannot have it.  
WRITTEN  
(=long, yearn)  

She still ached for the lost intimacy and sexual contact of marriage...      V for n  
It was quite an achievement to keep smiling when his heart must have been aching.      V  
4    You can use aches and pains to refer in a general way to any minor pains that you feel in your body.  
aches and pains      phrase  
It seems to ease all the aches and pains of a hectic and tiring day.     


stomach ache        ( stomach aches    plural  ) , stomachache   If you have a stomach-ache, you have a pain in your stomach.      n-var  
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild  
Consulter aussi:

ache, ace, access, achieve

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!

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