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Adjective
Having the capacity to sting
Verb
Present participle for wound or pierce with a sting
“She would use the nettle to discreetly sting herself when arthritis stiffened her fingers.”
Verb
Present participle for feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation
“Her open wounds seemed to sting with every move and even if the lightest fabric touched her bruises, she was forced to yelp in pain.”
Verb
Present participle for to hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both
“Her words were meant to sting and hurt, to make him feel equally as bad as he had made her now feel.”
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Present participle for to rob by the use of trickery or threats
“… swindlers who sting unwary tourists by posing as officials demanding money.”
Verb
“Socrates' preferred analogy for his own role in the city was that of a gadfly, who lit upon his fellow citizens and sought to sting them into a healthy state of intellectual wakefulness.”
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“… a nightclub that's been stinging patrons for years.”
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