Sting is defined as to cause a sudden pain by wounding or pricking with a sharp point such as from an insect or plant.(verb)
An example of sting is for a bee to prick a person.
The definition of a sting is a pricking, wounding or causing of pain, or the pain or wound from such an act, or is slang and means a situation in which undercover agents trap criminals.(noun)
See sting in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME stingen < OE stingan, akin to ON stinga < IE base *stegh-, to pierce, sharp > stag
Origin: OE sting
See sting in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb stung stung (stŭng), sting·ing, stings verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English stingen
Origin: , from Old English stingan; see stegh- in Indo-European roots.
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