Translation of "sting" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /stɪŋ/ us /stɪŋ/ stung, stung

sting verb (HURT)

[ I or T ] If an insect, plant, or animal stings, it produces a small but painful injury, usually with a poison, by brushing against the skin or making a very small hole in the skin.

Do all types of bee sting? 所有种类的蜜蜂都蜇人吗?
I got stung by a wasp yesterday. 我昨天被黄蜂蜇了。
I didn't see the nettles until I was stung by them. 我被荨麻刺到后才看见它们。

[ I or T ] to cause sharp but usually temporary pain

The soap/smoke/sweat stung my eyes. 肥皂/烟雾/汗水刺痛了我的双眼。
This type of disinfectant doesn't sting, even if you put it on a fresh cut. 这种消毒药水即使涂在新的伤口上也不会有灼痛感。

[ I or T ] If someone's unkind remarks sting, they make you feel upset and annoyed.

She knew he was right, but his words still stung. 她知道他是对的,但他的话仍旧伤害了她。
He was stung by her criticisms. 他被她的指责刺痛了。
She managed to give a stinging reply (= an angry answer intended to upset), before slamming down the phone. 她甩出一句尖刻的回答,然后啪的一声挂断了电话。

sting verb (CHARGE)

[ T ] informal to charge someone a surprisingly large amount of money for something

The bank stung me for £50 in charges when I got overdrawn. 银行在我透支时宰了我50英镑。


uk /stɪŋ/ us /stɪŋ/

sting noun (HURT)

[ C or S ] a sudden burning pain in your eyes, on your skin, etc., or the ability to cause such pain

She had several bee stings. 她被蜜蜂蜇了几下。
the sting of salt in a wound 伤口上撒盐引起的灼痛
Some types of jellyfish have a powerful sting. 某些种类的水母蜇人很痛。

[ S ] the feeling of being upset by something

the sting of defeat 失败的痛苦

[ C ] UK US stinger a pointed part of an insect, plant, or animal that goes through a person's or animal's skin and leaves behind poison


sting noun (GETTING STH)

[ C ] US a carefully planned and complicated plan which deceives people so that criminals can steal something

A bank employee was involved in the sting in which $5 million was stolen. 一名银行雇员卷入了一起涉案金额达500万美元的精心策划的盗窃案。

[ C ] mainly US a police action to catch criminals in which the police pretend to be criminals

a sting operation 卧底行动

(Translation of “sting” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)