HyperDic: be_at_pains

English > 1 sense of the expression be at pains:
VERBsocialbe at pains, take painstry very hard to do something
English > be at pains: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningtry very hard to do something.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymtake pains
Broaderendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
Spanishesforzarse, esmerarse

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