1. A kind of pain;
    Something as sudden and painful as being stung (synset 114355490)
    "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
  2. A mental pain or distress (synset 114353167)
    "a pang of conscience"
  3. A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin (synset 114321372)
  4. A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property (synset 100780744)
  5. Operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act (synset 100410782)
    "the police conducted a sting operation"
  1. Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort (synset 202124916)
    "The sun burned his face"
  2. Deliver a sting to (synset 201448026)
    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  3. Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous (synset 200750090)
    "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
  4. Cause a stinging pain (synset 202127889)
    "The needle pricked his skin"
  5. Cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging (synset 201797753)
    "His remark stung her"

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