English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sting /stiɳ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- ngòi, vòi (ong, muỗi); răng độc (rắn)
- nốt đốt (ong, rắn); nọc (đen & bóng)
- sự sâu sắc, sự sắc sảo; sự chua chát (câu nói)
- sự đau nhói, sự đau quặn; sự day dứt
- the sting of hunger: sự đau quặn của cơn đói
- the stings of remorse: sự day dứt của hối hận
- ngoại động từ stung
- làm đau nhói; làm cay
- pepper stings one's tongue: hạt tiêu làm cay lưỡi
- smoke stings the eyes: khói làm cay mắt
- cắn rứt, day dứt
- his conscience stung him: lương tâm day dứt ai ta
- (từ lóng) ((thường) dạng bị động) bán đắt cho ai, bóp ai; lừa bịp
- he got stung on that deal: hắn bị bịp trong việc mua bán đó
- nội động từ
- đau nhói, đau nhức (một bộ phận cơ thể)
- tooth stings: răng đau nhức
- đốt, châm
- some bees do not sting: có những thứ ong không tốt
- nothing stings like the truth
+a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
+a mental pain or distress
+a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
+a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
+cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
+deliver a sting to
+saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
+cause a stinging pain
+cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
Advanced English Dictionary
1 prick, stab, pierce, stick; bite:
Bees, wasps, scorpions, etc. sting you, but mosquitoes, spiders, and snakes bite.
2 hurt, wound, pain, injure, distress, nettle, cut to the quick:
He was really stung by Maria's callous remarks.
We were stung into action by the minister's inspiring speech.
4 cheat, overcharge, swindle, fleece, defraud, Slang rob, soak, rip off, take for a ride:
You really were stung if you paid that much for such an old piano.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb (stung, stung )
1 (of an insect or plant) to touch your skin or make a very small hole in it so that you feel a sharp pain: [VN] I was stung on the arm by a wasp. + [V] Be careful of the nettles-they sting!
2 to feel, or to make sb feel, a sharp pain in a part of their body: [V] I put some antiseptic on the cut and it stung for a moment. + My eyes were stinging from the smoke. + [VN] Tears stung her eyes.
3 [VN] ~ sb (to / into sth)
~ sb (into doing sth) to make sb feel angry or upset: He was stung by their criticism. + Their cruel remarks stung her into action. + They launched a stinging attack on the government. + He was stung into answering in his defence.
4 [VN] [often passive] ~ sb (for sth) (informal) to charge sb more money than they expected; to charge sb who did not expect to pay: I got stung for a £100 meal. + How much did they sting you for?
Phrasal Verbs: sting sb for sth (BrE, informal) to borrow money from sb: Can I sting you for a couple of pounds?
1 (AmE also stinger) [C] 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 + The scorpion has a sting in its tail.
2 [C] 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.
3 [C, U] any sharp pain in your body or mind: the sting of salt in a wound + There was a sting of sarcasm in his voice. + She felt the sting of tears in her eyes. + He smiled at her, trying to take the sting out of his words (= trying to make the situation less painful or difficult).
4 [C] (AmE) a clever secret plan by the police to catch criminals: a sting operation to catch heroin dealers in Detroit
5 [C] (especially AmE) a clever plan by criminals to cheat people out of a lot of money
Idioms: a sting in the tail (informal) an unpleasant feature that comes at the end of a story, an event, etc. and spoils it
1 of an insect, etc.
dangerous, nasty, painful | bee, wasp, etc. | nettle, etc. | deadly, fatal
VERB + STING
The scorpion has a sting that can be deadly.
You can get a nasty sting from a jellyfish.
| give sb | feel
2 sharp pain
the hot sting of tears
VERB + STING
He felt the sharp sting of the soap in his eyes.
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