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sting
British English: /stɪŋ/
American English: /stɪŋ/

Translation of sting in French:

noun

  • 2 (wound) (of insect, plant) bee/wasp/nettle sting
    piqûre d'abeille/de guêpe/d'orties
  • 4 (American English) (in law enforcement)
    coup (m) monté

transitive verb prét, pp stung

  • 1
    (insect, antiseptic, plant)
    piquer
  • 4
    [informal]
    (rip off)
    arnaquer (informal)
    they really sting you in that place
    on se fait arnaquer là-bas
  • 5
    [informal]
    (get money from) to sting somebody for £10
    taper (informal) dix livres à quelqu'un

intransitive verb

Idioms

a sting in the tail

une mauvaise surprise

to sting somebody into action

pousser quelqu'un à agir en le piquant au vif

to take the sting out of

rendre [quelque chose] moins blessant (remark, criticism)
atténuer l'effet de (measure, action)

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