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  ( stings    plural & 3rd person present)   ( stinging    present participle)   ( stung    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If a plant, animal, or insect stings you, a sharp part of it, usually covered with poison, is pushed into your skin so that you feel a sharp pain.  
The nettles stung their legs...      V n  
This type of bee rarely stings.      V  
2       n-count   The sting of an insect or animal is the part that stings you.  
Remove the bee sting with tweezers.     
3       n-count   If you feel a sting, you feel a sharp pain in your skin or other part of your body.  
usu sing  
This won't hurt<endash>you will just feel a little sting.     
4       verb   If a part of your body stings, or if a substance stings it, you feel a sharp pain there.  
His cheeks were stinging from the icy wind...      V  
Sprays can sting sensitive skin.      V n  
5       verb   If someone's remarks sting you, they make you feel hurt and annoyed.  
no cont   (=hurt)  
He's a sensitive lad and some of the criticism has stung him...      V n  
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stingy, string, sing, stingray

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like a barista (bartender) for a fast-food burger restaurant
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
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see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
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As for me I could say that was a double unbelievable blessing in disguise; firstly, the plane I missed crashed into the sea a few hours later and secondly, I met my future wife on the next flight!
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
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paraprofessional registered physician assistants like nurses
Needs disambiguation with Paramedic when traduction in other languages
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