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sting

verb     /stɪŋ/ ( past tense and past participle stung)
CAUSE PAIN [T] If an insect, plant, etc stings you, it causes pain by putting poison into your skin: He was stung by a wasp.Pain and painful
FEEL PAIN [I, T] If your eyes, skin, etc sting, or if something makes them sting, you feel a sudden, burning pain: That shampoo really made my eyes sting.Pain and painful
UPSET [T] to upset someone: [often passive] She was clearly stung by his criticism.Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of sting verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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