a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
"the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
a mental pain or distress
"a pang of conscience"
sting, bite, insect bite(noun)
a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
confidence game, bunco, bit, morsel, snack, hustle, raciness, insect bite, confidence trick, pungency, chomp, bunko game, con game, gyp, stinging, pang, bunco game, sharpness, bite, con, collation, bunko, flimflam
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam(verb)
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
confidence game, bunco, insect bite, hustle, convict, bunko, confidence trick, stir, fuss, flurry, stinging, bunko game, con game, gyp, ado, yard bird, bustle, bunco game, pang, con, inmate, yardbird, flimflam, bite
bite, sting, burn(verb)
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
"The sun burned his face"
sting, bite, prick(verb)
deliver a sting to
"A bee stung my arm yesterday"
saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
"They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
stand by, stupefy, stick by, baffle, stick, perplex, cleave, bond, get, mystify, burn, flummox, cling, bind, beat, stick around, nonplus, dumbfound, twinge, prick, cohere, lodge, hold fast, deposit, amaze, stick to, stay put, gravel, stay, bewilder, wedge, vex, bite, pose, puzzle, adhere
prick, sting, twinge(verb)
cause a stinging pain
"The needle pricked his skin"
cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
"His remark stung her"
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How to use sting in a sentence?
It doesn't ring, till it doesn't sting...
The reason why the Ubers and Airbnbs of this world have been able to stay unlisted is because there is so much private money available to finance their growth right now, many of these types of well-known firms could easily go public without the support of the banks, and losing those fees would certainly sting.
We’ve both felt the sting of those daily slights throughout our entire lives: the folks who crossed the street in fear of their safety; the clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores; the people at formal events who assumed we were the 'help,'.
Honey is sweet but bees sting.
This is really a case about what the appropriate sentence should be, and here is a young guy who is immature, said some stupid things online, and the FBI sent out their best people to try to get a sting operation going.
Translations for sting
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- píchnout, bodnoutCzech
- stechen, beißen, Skorpionstich, verdeckte Operation, Stich, Insektenbiss, Bienenstich, Wespenstich, Biss, InsektenstichGerman
- pistää, purra, patti, pistos, paukama, purema, pistoFinnish
- piquer, piqûreFrench
- szúr, csípés, csípHungarian
- 食う, 刺す, 刺し傷, 刺傷, 虫さされJapanese
- stikk, stikkeNorwegian
- kąsać, żądlić, użądlić, ukąsićPolish
- morder, ferroada, picada, picarPortuguese
- împunge, înțepa, pișcaRomanian
- испытывать боль, ужалить, кусать, укус насекомого, причинять боль, чувствовать боль, болеть, жалить, укуситьRussian
- stinga, stickaSwedish
- కుట్టు, స్టింగ్Telugu
- жалити, ужалити, кусати, укуситиUkrainian
- näsäkastegül, skorpionastegül, stegül, bienastegül, flibastegül, stegülönVolapük
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