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stings

noun
plural of sting

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 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

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2 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body
  • the sting of cold air against my face

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stings

verb
present tense third-person singular of sting

Synonyms & Antonyms of stings (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to charge (someone) too much for goods or services
  • a nightclub that's been stinging patrons for years

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2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • swindlers who sting unwary tourists by posing as officials demanding money

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“Stings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stings. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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