nagging pain meaning, nagging pain definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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nagging

  
  
A nagging pain is not very severe but is difficult to cure.      adj   ADJ n  
He complained of a nagging pain between his shoulder blades.     
    nag  
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nagging, nag, niggling, narrowing

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
abnormal fear of pain.
[Med.];[Psych.]
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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