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sting

  • n  a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    the sting of death
    he felt the stinging of nettles
  • n  a mental pain or distress
  • n  a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  • n  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  • v  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
  • v  deliver a sting to
  • v  saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
  • v  cause a stinging pain
  • v  cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

  • In a recent sting operation in Texas, an undercover officer was offered $200 by a prisoner for a cell phone and only $50 for heroin.
  • A media sting operation gone awry revives a debate on media regulation.
  • India Edwards, the gabby, gregarious queen bee of the Democratic National Committee's women's division, buzzed into Missouri to sting Republican Senator Forrest Donnell, who is.
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