- 1. sting, stinging, pain, hurting
- usage: a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
- 2. pang, sting, pain, hurting
- usage: a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"
- 3. sting, bite, insect bite, injury, hurt, harm, trauma
- usage: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
- 4. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindle, cheat, rig
- usage: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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- 1. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt
- usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
- 2. sting, bite, prick, pierce
- usage: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
- 3. stick, sting, force, thrust
- usage: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
- 4. prick, sting, twinge, hurt, ache, suffer
- usage: cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
- 5. sting, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite
- usage: cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
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