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sting

  
  ( 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

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
sweat excessively
[Slang]
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
n.
used to describe a female who smells like a cabbage and is acting like a bitch
[Slang]
adj.
Feeling like a superhero in spandex. To feel like Adam West
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
id.
Something that seems bad at first, like a fail or a misfortune, but later unexpectedly results in something good and beneficial
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!
n.
like a barista (bartender) for a fast-food burger restaurant
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
exp.
business operating in a "real world" not on the internet : like a department store, a car manufacturer
see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
n.
paraprofessional registered physician assistants like nurses
Needs disambiguation with Paramedic when traduction in other languages
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
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