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sting

US [stɪŋ]
UK [stɪŋ]
  • v.刺;蜇;叮;(使)感觉刺痛
  • n.刺;刺伤;蜇伤;刺毛
  • Web斯汀;史汀;死叮
Past Tense:stung  Simple Present:stings  Present Participle:stinging  
Sting
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sb/sth)
刺;蜇;叮to touch your skin or make a very small hole in it so that you feel a sharp pain
I was stung on the arm by a wasp.
我的胳膊给黄蜂蜇了一下。
Be careful of the nettles─they sting!
小心给荨麻扎着,荨麻有刺!
2.
[i][t]
(使)感觉刺痛,感觉灼痛to feel, or to make sb feel, a sharp pain in a part of their body
I put some antiseptic on the cut and it stung for a moment.
我在割破的地方抹了点抗菌剂,一时间十分刺痛。
My eyes were stinging from the smoke.
烟熏得我眼睛疼。
Tears stung her eyes.
她流泪流得眼睛疼。
3.
[t]
激怒;使不安to make sb feel angry or upset
He was stung by their criticism.
他们的批评使他心烦意乱。
They launched a stinging attack on the government.
他们对政府进行了猛烈的抨击。
Their cruel remarks stung her into action.
他们伤人的话激怒了她,使她采取了行动。
He was stung into answering in his defence.
他被激怒了,不得不作出回应为自己辩护。
4.
[t][oftpass]
(informal)
~ sb (for sth)
对(某人)敲竹杠;敲诈;欺诈to charge sb more money than they expected; to charge sb who did not expect to pay
I got stung for a £100 meal.
我挨宰了,一顿饭吃了 100 英镑。
n.
1.
[c]
(昆虫的)螫针,刺;(植物的)刺,刺毛the sharp pointed part of an insect or creature that can go into the skin leaving a small, painful and sometimes poisonous wound
the sting of a bee
蜜蜂的螫针
The scorpion has a sting in its tail.
蝎子尾巴上有螫针。
2.
[c]
刺伤;蜇伤;叮伤a wound that is made when an insect, a creature or a plant stings you
A wasp or bee sting is painful but not necessarily serious.
被黄蜂或蜜蜂蜇一下疼是疼,但未必碍事。
3.
[c][u]
(身体或心灵的)剧痛,痛苦any sharp pain in your body or mind
the sting of salt in a wound
伤口上撒盐引起的剧痛
He smiled at her, trying to take the sting out of his words(= trying to make the situation less painful or difficult) .
他冲她微微一笑,想使他的话不至于刺痛她。
4.
[c]
(警察为抓捕罪犯而设的)圈套a clever secret plan by the police to catch criminals
a sting operation to catch heroin dealers in Detroit
在底特律设圈套抓捕海洛因贩子的行动
5.
[c]
(罪犯诈骗钱财的)骗局,诡计a clever plan by criminals to cheat people out of a lot of money
IDM
a sting in the tail
(informal)
煞风景的结局an unpleasant feature that comes at the end of a story, an event, etc. and spoils it

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