Meaning of STING in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ stɪŋ ]
( stings, stinging, stung)
If a plant, animal, or insect stings 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 stings.
VERB : V n , V
The sting of an insect or animal is the part that stings you.
Remove the bee sting with tweezers.
If you feel a sting , you feel a sharp pain in your skin or other part of your body.
This won’t hurt–you will just feel a little sting.
N-COUNT : usu sing
If a part of your body stings , or if a substance stings it, you feel a sharp pain there.
His cheeks were stinging from the icy wind...
Sprays can sting sensitive skin.
VERB : V , V n
If someone’s remarks sting 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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006