sting

Meanings

Noun

  • A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
  • A puncture made by an insect or arachnid in an attack, usually including the injection of venom.
  • A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
  • A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
  • A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.
  • The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
  • A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
  • A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
  • A brief sequence of music used in films, TV, and video games as a form of scenic punctuation or to identify the broadcasting station.
  • A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.
  • The harmful or painful part of something.
  • A goad; incitement.
  • The concluding point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

Verb

  • To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
  • To puncture with the stinger.
  • To hurt, to be in pain (physically or emotionally).
  • To cause harm or pain to.

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