dull, quasi-rheumatic pains of varying degree in the limbs during childhood and adolescence, often popularly associated with the process of growing.
emotional difficulties experienced during adolescence and preadulthood.
difficulties attending any new project or any rapid development of an existing project:
a city plagued with growing pains.
pains in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children during a period of unusually rapid growth
difficulties besetting a new enterprise in its early stages
growing pains pl.n.
Pains in the limbs and joints of children or adolescents, frequently occurring at night and often attributed to rapid growth but arising from various unrelated causes.
Problems that arise in beginning or enlarging an enterprise, as in The company is undergoing growing pains but should be viable by next year. This expression, which dates from the late 1800s, originally referred to the joint and limb aches experienced by youngsters who are growing rapidly. By about 1900 it was being used figuratively.
noun, Botany. 1. the undifferentiated end of a root, shoot, or vegetative axis consisting of a single cell or group of cells that divide to form primary meristematic tissue.
[groul] /graʊl/ verb (used without object) 1. to utter a deep guttural sound of anger or hostility: The dog growled at the mail carrier. 2. to murmur or complain angrily; grumble. 3. to rumble: The thunder growled. 4. Jazz. to use flutter-tonguing in playing a wind instrument. verb (used with object) 5. to express by […]
[grou-ler] /ˈgraʊ lər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Informal. a pitcher, pail, or other container brought by a customer for beer. 3. British Slang. a four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage. 4. Electricity. an electromagnetic device consisting of two field poles, used for indicating short-circuited coils in armatures and for magnetizing or demagnetizing objects. […]
noun 1. a fluorescent light bulb designed to emit light of a wavelength conducive to plant growth.