Meaning of STING in English
(~s, ~ing, stung)
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
The ~ of an insect or animal is the part that ~s you.
Remove the bee ~ with tweezers.
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
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
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...
VERB: no cont, V n
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