Translation of sting in Spanish:
- 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (organ — of bee) aguijón (masculine), lanceta (feminine) (Andes) (Mexico/México) ; (— of scorpion) aguijón (masculine), uña (feminine); (— of nettle) pelo (masculine) urticante or urente a sting in the tail (British English/inglés británico) their offer had a sting in the tail su oferta tenía un gran pero all her stories have a sting in the tail todos sus cuentos tienen un desenlace inesperadoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (action) picadura (feminine) 1.3 (mark, wound) picadura (feminine)
- The poor fellow has neither the tusks of the elephant, nor the claws of the lion, nor even the horns or pointed teeth or stings and poison glands.
- It had a man's face with 3 rows of extremely sharp teeth in each jaw, a lion's body and a long tail with a sting like a scorpion's.
- She found the poison sting still in his body and from the odour, she knew that he had come to the child in the form of a scorpion.
- A new cream, which prevents the jellyfish from firing their stings when touched, recently became available - just in time for the seasonal invasion of millions of small, purple jellyfish.
- So they add defences - thistles have prickles and tough leaves, nettles have stings, other plants have toxins.
- I began to bleed at impact and quickly drew my finger away from the sting of the sharp plant.
- Most scorpion stings are merely painful, leading to swelling in the immediate region of the sting, but some scorpions of northern Africa and the American southwest can be deadly.
- What the books often don't tell you is that there are another set of spikes on the side of the gill plates, which can also inflict a painful sting.
- Although scorpion stings can be devastatingly painful, they are not usually lethal to humans.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (pain) escozor (masculine), ardor (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) the sting of remorse/conscience el gusanillo de la consciencia 2.2 (hurtfulness) there was a sting in her words sus palabras fueron hirientesExample sentences
- Before any of the women could speak, Gale felt the sting of something sharp, and willed herself not to look at the doctor's work.
- He crushed the tracking device in his hand, ignoring the sting of sharp metal on his palm.
- The only sensation is the sting of the wind, cold and laced with salt.
- 3 countable/numerable (confidence game) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], timo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], golpe (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- Swindon's Operation Delta burglary squad has been working closely with the Metropolitan Police on an undercover sting operation.
- It was the FBI doing a sting on a State Police officer.
- The 12 men were arrested on Wednesday in a sting operation as police and army officials sought to crack down on illegal quarrying.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado stung)
- 1 [bee/scorpion/jellyfish/nettle] picar*
- 2 2.1 (cause pain) hacer* escocer, hacer* arder (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) 2.2 (mentally, emotionally) [reproach/criticism] herir* profundamente 2.3 (goad, incite) to sting sb
intosth incitar a algn a+ infinitive/infinitivothis stung him into retaliation esto lo incitó a vengarse she was stung into defending herself la provocaron y se defendió
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado stung)
- 1 [insect/jellyfish/nettle] picar*
- 2 2.1 (hurt physically) [iodine/ointment] hacer* escocer, hacer* arder (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) ; [cut] escocer*, arder (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) ; [air] cortar; [rain] azotar her eyes were stinging le escocían or le ardían los ojos 2.2 (mentally, emotionally) [reproach/criticism] herir* (profundamente) 2.3(stinging present participle/participio presente)[sarcasm/rebuke/criticism] punzante, hiriente stinging pain escozor (masculine), ardor (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
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