Meaning of STING in English
[sting] vb stung ; sting.ing [ME, fr. OE stingan; akin to ON stinga to sting and prob. to Gk stachys spike of grain, stochos target, aim] vt (bef. 12c) 1: to prick painfully: as a: to pierce or wound with a poisonous or irritating process b: to affect with sharp quick pain or smart "hail stung their faces"
2: to cause to suffer acutely "stung with remorse"
3: overcharge, cheat ~ vi 1: to wound one with or as if with a sting
2: to feel a keen burning pain or smart; also: to cause such pain -- sting.ing.ly adv
sting n (bef. 12c) 1 a: the act of stinging; specif: the thrust of a stinger into the flesh b: a wound or pain caused by or as if by stinging
2: stinger 2
3: a sharp or stinging element, force, or quality
4: an elaborate confidence game; specif: such a game worked by undercover police in order to trap criminals
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012