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sting

sting

 
 
pronunciation:
stIng
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: stings, stinging, stung
definition 1: to pierce, wound, or stick with a stinger.
A bee stung him on the cheek.
similar words:
bite, hurt, prick, wound
definition 2: to cause to feel a sudden, sharp pain.
Their mean words stung him.
synonyms:
bite
similar words:
cut, hurt, injure, nettle, nip, pierce
definition 3: to feel a sudden, sharp pain.
I stung for a long time after the accident.
synonyms:
smart
similar words:
bite, burn, cut, hurt, tingle, twitch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of stinging.
The sting of a bee can hurt for a few days.
similar words:
prick, tingle
definition 2: the smart, pain, or wound caused by or as if by a stinger.
The sting of the rope burn will go away in a couple of minutes.
similar words:
bite, hurt, prick, tingle, twinge
derivations: stingingly (adj.), stingless (adj.)
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