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Definition 1: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

"that book is a fraud"

(... is a kind of sting ) a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)

Definition 2: operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the police conducted a sting operation

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

"they organized a rescue operation" "the biggest police operation in French history" "running a restaurant is quite an operation" "consolidate the companies various operations"

Definition 3: a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sting of death
  • he felt the stinging of nettles

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Definition 4: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

(... is a kind of sting ) a sting inflicted by a bee

(... is a kind of sting ) sting inflicted by a flea

(... is a kind of sting ) a sting inflicted by a mosquito

Definition 5: a mental pain or distress - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a pang of conscience

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Definition 6: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous - [verb of communication]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They stuck me with the dinner bill
  • I was stung with a huge tax bill

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

"She forced her diet fads on him"

Definition 7: deliver a sting to - [verb of contact]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A bee stung my arm yesterday

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 8: cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging - [verb of emotion]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His remark stung her

(sting is a kind of ...) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

Definition 9: cause a stinging pain - [verb of perception]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The needle pricked his skin

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) feel physical pain

"Were you hurting after the accident?"

(... is a kind of sting ) cause a prickling sensation

Definition 10: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort - [verb of perception]

Samples where sting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun burned his face

Synonyms for sting in the sense of this definition

(sting is a kind of ...) be the source of pain

(... is a kind of sting ) sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation

(sting has a similar meaning as ...) feel hot or painful

"My eyes are burning"

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