sting

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sting
  • noun
    A small sharp-pointed organ at the end of the abdomen of bees, wasps, ants, and scorpions, capable of inflicting a painful or dangerous wound by injecting poison.
    A carefully planned operation, typically one involving deception. (five blackmailers were jailed last week after they were snared in a police sting)
    verb
    Wound or pierce with a sting. (he was stung by a jellyfish)
    Swindle or exorbitantly overcharge (someone) (I had to buy some boxer shorts at the last minute and got stung for £42.50!)

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