Definitions for sting

Definitions for (noun) sting

Main entry: flimflam, sting, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, hustle, gyp, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game

Definition: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

Main entry: bite, sting, insect bite

Definition: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

Main entry: pang, sting

Definition: a mental pain or distress

Usage: a pang of conscience

Main entry: sting, stinging

Definition: a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung

Usage: the sting of death; he felt the stinging of nettles

Definitions for (verb) sting

Main entry: stick, sting

Definition: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

Usage: They stuck me with the dinner bill; I was stung with a huge tax bill

Main entry: bite, sting, prick

Definition: deliver a sting to

Usage: A bee stung my arm yesterday

Main entry: sting

Definition: cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

Usage: His remark stung her

Main entry: sting, bite, burn

Definition: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

Usage: The sun burned his face

Main entry: prick, twinge, sting

Definition: cause a stinging pain

Usage: The needle pricked his skin

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