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1. sting  (noun) 
a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property



  More Specific:
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)


  More Generic:
    swindle     cheat     rig


2. sting  (noun) 
a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect''s stinger into skin

  Also known as: bite, insect bite


  More Specific:
bee sting - a sting inflicted by a bee
flea bite - sting inflicted by a flea
mosquito bite - a sting inflicted by a mosquito


  More Generic:
    injury     hurt     harm     trauma


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

  Also known as: pang


  More Generic:
    pain     hurting


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

  Also known as: stinging


  More Generic:
    pain     hurting


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

  Also known as: stick


  More Generic:
    force     thrust


6. sting  (verb) 
deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

  Also known as: bite, prick


  More Generic:
    pierce


7. sting  (verb) 
cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"



  More Generic:
    hurt     wound     injure     bruise     offend     spite


8. sting  (verb) 
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

  Also known as: bite, burn


  More Specific:
nettle / urticate - sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation


  More Generic:
    ache     smart     hurt


  Verb Group:
    burn


9. sting  (verb) 
cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

  Also known as: prick, twinge


  More Specific:
prickle / prick - cause a prickling sensation


  More Generic:
    hurt     ache     suffer


 

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