an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <the pawn shop operation turned out to be a sting by undercover police officers to catch the ring of burglars> Related Words cross
; Ponzi scheme
, pyramid scheme
, three-card monte
a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body <the sting of cold air against my face> Related Words discomfort
, charley horse
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