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verb sting pronunciation in American English /stɪŋ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysting
he/she/itstings
present participlestinging
past tensestung
past participlestung
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if an insect or an animal stings you, it hurts you by sticking a sharp part of its body into your skin
    He was stung by a wasp.
    Some types of fish can sting.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to have or cause a sudden pain or uncomfortable feeling
    The smoke stung her eyes.
    My eyes were stinging because of the salt in the water.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to affect someone, often causing them to react in a particular way
    Stung by their recent defeat, the French are determined to win this time.
    1. a.
      to make someone feel angry and upset
      She was stung by her father’s criticism.
  4. 4
    [transitive] literary if tears sting your eyes, you feel as if you are going to cry
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  5. 5
    [intransitive] mainly British informal to make someone pay more than they should for something

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