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verb [transitive] pain pronunciation in American English /peɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypain
he/she/itpains
present participlepaining
past tensepained
past participlepained
  1. 1
    to make someone feel very upset or unhappy
    It was clear the subject pained him.
    it pains someone to do something: It pained her to think that they would never talk with each other again.
    it pains someone that: It pains me that we’ve done so little to help them.
  2. 2
    formal to make someone feel physical pain
    His head still pains him from time to time from the surgery.

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