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Pei Yung
Take pains to V When her condition was at its worst, she repeatedly checked her appearance in the mirror, taking pains to disguise any flaws she thought she saw. What does “take pains to disguise” mean?
Nov 15, 2016 5:37 AM
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It's idiomatic. She is "taking the effort/time" to cover up the problem, but she is not enjoying it.
November 15, 2016
I think James's answer is the correct one , and I have the wrong answer before but can't delete the total reply, what a interesting reply system.
November 15, 2016
Pei Yung
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwanese), English, Japanese
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English, Japanese