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  Words related to sting

Related / Similar Words: bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, flimflam, bite, insect bite, pang, stinging, stick, prick, burn, twinge

 

Definition:
  • a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;
  • a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect''s stinger into skin;
  • a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience";
  • a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles";
  • saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill";
  • deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday";
  • cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her";
  • cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face";
  • cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin";

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    Hyponyms: sting operation, bee sting, flea bite, mosquito bite, nettle, urticate, prickle, prick

     

    Grouped Verbs: burn

     

    Derivational Morphology: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con, bite, prick, twinge, burn, insect bite, stinger, pang, cut, stinging, burning

     

     
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