Meaning of STING in English

STING

I.

noun

1 of an insect, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ nasty , painful , sharp

▪ bee , scorpion , wasp , etc.

▪ nettle

▪ deadly , fatal

VERB + STING

▪ have

The scorpion has a ~ that can be deadly.

▪ get

You can get a nasty ~ from a jellyfish.

▪ give sb

▪ feel

▪ remove

▪ be allergic to

She's allergic to bee ~s.

2 sharp pain

ADJECTIVE

▪ hot , sharp

the hot ~ of tears

VERB + STING

▪ feel

He felt the sharp ~ of the soap in his eyes.

3 ( esp. AmE ) plan by police to catch criminals

ADJECTIVE

▪ undercover

▪ FBI , police

▪ drug

VERB + STING

▪ mount , set up

▪ be arrested in , be caught by , be caught in

She was arrested in an undercover ~ operation.

STING + NOUN

▪ operation

II.

verb

Sting is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ bee , ↑ eye , ↑ insect , ↑ nettle , ↑ wasp , ↑ word

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