sting


Definition: Meaning of, sting in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / stɪŋ /

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stinging stings
  1. [intransitive and transitive] if an insect or a plant stings you, it makes a very small hole in your skin and you feel a sharp pain because of a poisonous substance
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  2. [intransitive and transitive] to make something hurt with a sudden sharp pain, or to hurt like this
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  3. [intransitive,transitive usually passive] if you are stung by a remark, it makes you feel upset
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sting stings
  1. wound [countable] a wound or mark made when an insect or plant stings you
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  2. insect [countable] British English the sharp needle-shaped part of an insect's or animal's body, with which it stings you [=  stinger American English]
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  3. pain [singular] a sharp pain in your eyes or skin, caused by being hit, by smoke etc
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  4. a sting in the tail if a story, event, or announcement has a sting in its tail, there is an unpleasant part at the end of it
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  5. [singular] the upsetting or bad effect of a situation
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  6. crime [countable] a clever way of catching criminals in which the police secretly pretend to be criminals themselves
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Sting


Definition: Meaning of, Sting in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / stɪŋ /

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  1. (1951- ) a British songwriter, singer, and actor who sang with the group The Police until they separated, and has worked successfully on his own since then. He is also well known for his work to protect the environment.
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Sting used in phrases

  • bee sting (noun)
    1. a sting inflicted by a bee
  • sting operation (noun)
    1. especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care
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Pronunciation: wɪljəm ðə ˈkɒŋkərə
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(1027-1087) the king of England from 1066 until his death. He was also called William I . William was the Duke of Normandy (in northern France), and became king of England by defeating King Harold at the Battle of HASTINGS in 1066. His arrival brought great changes in English society, and people see it as the end of the Anglo-Saxon period and the beginning of the Middle Ages.