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sting

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1sting/ˈstɪŋ/verb
stingsstung/ˈstʌŋ/stinging
1sting
/ˈstɪŋ/
verb
stingsstung/ˈstʌŋ/stinging
Learner's definition of STING  
of an insect, plant, or animal : to hurt (someone) by piercing the skin with a sharp, pointed part that usually contains poison
[+ object]
[no object]
: to cause a quick, sharp pain
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] : to feel a quick sharp pain
   b not used in progressive tenses : to cause (someone) to feel emotional or mental pain
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]informal : to treat (someone) unfairly in a business deal— usually used as (be/get) stung

sting for

[phrasal verb]
sting (someone) for (something)British, informal 
: to ask (someone) to give or lend you (something)

— stinging

adjective
2sting/ˈstɪŋ/noun
pluralstings
2sting
/ˈstɪŋ/
noun
pluralstings
Learner's definition of STING  
[singular] : a quick, sharp pain— often used figuratively
[count] : an injury caused when an insect or animal stings you
[count] : a complicated and clever plan that is meant to deceive someone especially in order to catch criminals
[count]British 
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