Translation of "sting" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /stɪŋ/ us /stɪŋ/ past tense and past participle stung

If an insect, plant, etc. stings you, it causes pain by putting poison into your skin.

He was stung by a wasp.
noun uk /stɪŋ/ us /stɪŋ/

a painful wound that you get when an insect, plant, etc. puts poison into your skin

a wasp/bee sting

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


noun /stiŋ/

a part of some plants, insects etc, eg nettles and wasps, that can prick and inject an irritating or poisonous fluid into the wound.


an act of piercing with this part

Some spiders give a poisonous sting.

the wound, swelling, or pain caused by this

You can soothe a wasp sting by putting vinegar on it.

(Translation of “sting” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)