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Dictionary definition for: Sting

1. (n) a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death" "he felt the stinging of nettles"

2. (v) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

3. (n) a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"

4. (v) deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

5. (n) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect''s stinger into skin

6. (v) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill" "I was stung with a huge tax bill"

7. (n) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

8. (v) cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

9. (v) cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"

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