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  • n. Plural form of pain.
  • n. Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pain.

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  • n. Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an effortful attempt to attain a goal

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