sting

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sting(
stihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (wound)
a. la picadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I felt the sting before I looked down and saw the bee on my arm.Sentí la picadura antes de mirar hacia abajo y ver la abeja en mi brazo.
2. (stinger)
a. el aguijón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When removing a sting, be careful not to puncture the venom sac.Al quitar un aguijón, ten cuidado de no romper la bolsa de veneno.
3. (sensation)
a. el ardor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The sting of the aftershave made him wince.El ardor de la loción para después del afeitado lo hizo estremecerse.
b. el escozor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She bit her lip as she endured the sting of the wound being treated.Se mordió el labio para aguantar el escozor de la herida al ser curada.
c. la punzada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I feel a sting in my heart ever since you left.Siento una punzada en el corazón desde que me dejaste.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"May our pleasures be free of the sting of remorse," he said to his mistress."Que nuestros placeres estén libres del gusanillo de la conciencia", le dijo a su amante.
Any person who had been the victim of the sting of his words knew that he was cruel.Cualquiera que haya sido víctima de sus palabras hirientes sabía que era cruel.
4. (police operation)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la operación encubierta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Different federal agencies organized a sting targeting human trafficking.Diferentes organismos federales organizaron una operación encubierta dirigida a la trata de personas.
5. (confidence game)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el timo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It’s absurdly easy to pull off a website domain sting.Es facilísimo hacer un timo con los dominios de sitios web.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to physically injure)
a. picar
A jellyfish stung me while swimming in the ocean.Una medusa me picó mientras nadaba en el mar.
b. hacer arder
The medicine the nurse put on my wound is stinging me.La medicina que me aplicó la enfermera en la herida me hizo arder.
c. hacer escocer
The welts on my arm were stinging me.Las ronchas me hicieron escocer el brazo.
7. (to emotionally injure)
a. herir
It stung Carmen to hear people giving Gloria credit for her work.Le hirió a Carmen escuchar a la gente darle el crédito a Gloria por su trabajo.
8. (to incite)
a. incitar
The firemen were stung into action by the sound of the alarm.El sonido de la alarma incitó a los bomberos a la acción.
9.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to overcharge)
a. clavar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The dentist tried to sting me $60.La dentista intentó clavarme en $60.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
10. (to wound)
a. picar
If you move slowly, the bees don't sting.Si te mueves lentamente, las abejas no pican.
11. (to hurt physically)
a. escocer
I cut some chilis and rubbed my eyes, and now my eyes are stinging.Piqué unos chiles y me froté los ojos, y ahora los ojos me escuecen.
b. arder
Some salt fell in my cut and it stings a lot.Me cayó un poco de sal en la cortada y me arde mucho.
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sting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of bee, scorpion; organ)
a. el aguijón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (wound)
a. la picadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (sensation)
a. el escozor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (idioms)
a.
to have a sting in the tailtener un final sorpresa muy fuerte
to take the sting out of somethinghacer algo menos traumático(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (of bee)
a. picar
6. (of nettle)
a. pinchar
7. (fig)
a. herir (of remark)
8. (fig)
a.
to sting somebody into actionespolear a alguien para que pase a la acción
9. (fam fig)
a.
they stung him for £10le clavaron 10 libras
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
10. (eyes, skin)
a. escocer
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sting [stɪŋ] stung (past)
noun
1 (Zool) (Bot) (organ) aguijón (m)
but there's a sting in the tail pero viene algo no tan agradable al final
2 (act, wound) [of insect, nettle] picadura (f); (sharp pain) punzada (f)
a sting of remorse el gusanillo de la conciencia; the sting of the rain in one's face el azote de la lluvia en la cara; I felt the sting of his irony su ironía me hirió en lo vivo
to take the sting out of sth restar fuerza a algo
3 especially (US) (confidence trick) timo (m)
transitive verb
1 [+insect, nettle] picar; (make smart) escocer; picar; arder; especially (LAm) [+hail] azotar
the bee stung him
2 [+conscience] remorder; [+remark, criticism] herir
my conscience stung me me remordió la conciencia; the reply stung him to the quick la respuesta lo hirió en lo vivo; he was clearly stung by this remark era evidente que este comentario hizo mella en él
3 (provoke)
he was stung into action lo provocaron a actuar
4
they stung me for four pounds me clavaron cuatro libras (informal); how much did they sting you for? ¿cuánto te clavaron? (informal)
intransitive verb
1 [+insect etc] picar
moths don't sting las mariposas no pican
2
my eyes sting me pican los ojos; that blow really stung ese golpe me dolió de verdad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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