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  Definition of sting
  1. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  2. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect''s stinger into skin
  3. a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"
  4. a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
  5. saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
  6. deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  7. cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
  8. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
  9. cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
Similar Words: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, flimflam, bite, insect bite, pang, stinging, stick, prick, burn, twinge

 

Hyponyms: sting operation, bee sting, flea bite, mosquito bite, nettle, urticate, prickle, prick

 

Grouped Verbs: burn

 

Derivational Morphology: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con, bite, prick, twinge, burn, insect bite, stinger, pang, cut, stinging, burning

 

 
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