Meaning of STING in English

STING

(~s, ~ing, stung)

1.

If a plant, animal, or insect ~s you, a sharp part of it, usually covered with poison, is pushed into your skin so that you feel a sharp pain.

The nettles stung their legs...

This type of bee rarely ~s.

VERB: V n, V

2.

The ~ of an insect or animal is the part that ~s you.

Remove the bee ~ with tweezers.

N-COUNT

3.

If you feel a ~, you feel a sharp pain in your skin or other part of your body.

This won’t hurt–you will just feel a little ~.

N-COUNT: usu sing

4.

If a part of your body ~s, or if a substance ~s it, you feel a sharp pain there.

His cheeks were ~ing from the icy wind...

Sprays can ~ sensitive skin.

VERB: V, V n

5.

If someone’s remarks ~ you, they make you feel hurt and annoyed.

He’s a sensitive lad and some of the criticism has stung him...

= hurt

VERB: no cont, V n

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