sting

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sting
  • noun
    A small sharp-pointed organ at the end of the abdomen of bees, wasps, ants, and scorpions, capable of inflicting a painful or dangerous wound by injecting poison. (The poor fellow has neither the tusks of the elephant, nor the claws of the lion, nor even the horns or pointed teeth or stings and poison glands.)
    A carefully planned operation, typically one involving deception.
    verb
    Wound or pierce with a sting. (he was stung by a jellyfish)
    Swindle or exorbitantly overcharge (someone)

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