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sting

 
Noun sting has 4 senses
  1. sting, stinging - a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
    --1 is a kind of pain, hurting
    Derived forms: verb sting4, verb sting1
  2. pang, sting - a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"
    --2 is a kind of pain, hurting
    Derived form: verb sting5
  3. sting, bite, insect bite - a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    --3 is a kind of injury, hurt, harm, trauma
    --3 has particulars: bee sting; flea bite; mosquito bite
    Derived form: verb sting2
  4. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    --4 is a kind of swindle, cheat, rig
    --4 has particulars: sting operation
Verb sting has 5 senses
  1. bite, sting, burn - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
    --1 is one way to ache, smart, hurt
    Derived forms: noun sting1, noun stinger4, noun stinger5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. sting, bite, prick - deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
    --2 is one way to pierce
    Derived forms: noun sting3, noun stinger4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. stick, sting - saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
    --3 is one way to force, thrust
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
  4. prick, sting, twinge - cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
    --4 is one way to hurt, ache, suffer
    Derived forms: noun sting1, noun stinger4, noun stinger5, noun stinging1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. sting - cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
    --5 is one way to
    hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite
    Derived forms: noun sting2, noun stinger2, noun stinging1
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to sting Sue
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