HyperDic: sting

English > 10 senses of the word sting:
VERBperceptionsting, bite, burncause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
contactsting, bite, prickdeliver a sting to
communicationsting, sticksaddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
perceptionsting, prick, twingecause a stinging pain
emotionstingcause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
NOUNstatesting, stinginga kind of pain
statesting, panga mental pain or distress
statesting, bite, insect bitea painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
actsting, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, flimflama swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
actsting, sting operationoperation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act
sting > pronunciation
Soundsstih'ng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sting: 10 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung / stung / stung.
Examples
  • "the sting of death"
  • "he felt the stinging of nettles"
Synonymstinging
Broaderpain, hurtingA symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
Adjectivesstinglesswithout a sting
Verbsstingcause a stinging pain
stingcause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
English > sting: 10 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA mental pain or distress.
Synonympang
Broaderpain, hurtingA symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
Spanishangustia, ansia, congoja, picor, remordimiento
Verbsstingcause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
English > sting: 10 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin.
Synonymsbite, insect bite
Narrowerbee stingA sting inflicted by a bee
flea bitesting inflicted by a flea
mosquito biteA sting inflicted by a mosquito
Broaderinjury, hurt, harm, traumaAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Spanishpicada, picadura, picotada, picotazo, piquetazo
Catalanpessigada, picada
Verbsstingdeliver a sting to
English > sting: 10 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property.
Synonymsbunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, flimflam
Narrowersting operationA complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
Broaderswindle, cheat, rigThe act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
Spanishbunco, bunko, camelo, engatusamiento, estafa, fraude, timo
Catalanbunco, bunko, entabanada, estafa, frau
English > sting: 10 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningOperation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act.
Example"the police conducted a sting operation"
Synonymsting operation
BroaderoperationA planned activity involving many people performing various actions
English > sting: 10 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningCause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbite, burn
Narrowernettle, urticatesting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
Broaderache, smart, hurtBe the source of pain
Similar toburnFeel hot or painful
Spanishabrasar, incendiar, quemar
Catalanabrusar-se, cremar-se, incendiar, mossegar-se, tallar-se
Nounsstinga kind of pain
stingera sharp stinging blow
stingera sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland
English > sting: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningdeliver a sting to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbite, prick
Broaderpiercemake a hole into
Spanishmorder, picar, pinchar
Catalanpicar
Nounsstinga painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
stingera sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland
English > sting: 10 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningsaddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymstick
Broaderforce, thrustimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
Spanishcargar, encargarse de, picar, pinchar, punzar
Catalanpicar, punxar
English > sting: 10 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningCause a stinging pain.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsprick, twinge
Narrowerprickle, prickCause a prickling sensation
Broaderhurt, ache, sufferFeel physical pain
Spanishescocer, picar
Catalancoure, picar
Nounssting, stinginga kind of pain
stingera sharp stinging blow
stingera sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland
English > sting: 10 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningCause an emotional pain, as if by stinging.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to sting Sue
Broaderhurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spitehurt the feelings of
Nounsstinga mental pain or distress
stingera remark capable of wounding mentally
stinginga kind of pain

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