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



  ( 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.     
    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.  
(=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 pour Apprenants  
Consulter aussi:

ache, ace, access, achieve

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
de mauvais grain jamais de bons pains
abnormal fear of pain.
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!
au chaudron des douleurs chacun porte son écuelle
en guerre, en chasse et en amour, pour un plaisir, mille douleurs
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