take pains

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Verb1.take pains - try very hard to do something
endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
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يَبْذُل جُهداً كَبيراً
snažit seusilovat
gøre sig megen umage
vanda sig, leggja sig fram


(pein) noun
hurt or suffering of the body or mind. a pain in the chest.
to cause suffering or upset to (someone). It pained her to admit that she was wrong.
pained adjective
showing or expressing pain. a pained expression.
ˈpainful adjective
causing pain. a painful injury.
ˈpainfully adverb
ˈpainless adjective
without pain. painless childbirth.
ˈpainlessly adverb
ˈpainkiller noun
a drug etc which lessens or removes pain.
ˈpainstaking (ˈpeinz-) adjective
going to great trouble and taking great care. a painstaking student.
a pain in the neck
a person who is constantly annoying. People who are always complaining are a pain in the neck.
take pains
to take great trouble and care (to do something). He took great pains to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.
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Essentially any innovative poet had to take pains to explain himself and his work to his audience.