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

Translation of sting in Italian:


  • 2 (wound) (of insect, plant) bee, wasp, nettle sting
    puntura d'ape, di vespa, di ortica

transitive verb pass., p.pass. stung

  • 3 [figurative]
    (criticism, rebuke)
    pungere sul vivo
  • 4 [informal] (rip off) they really sting you in that place
    là ti fregano
  • 5 [informal] (get money from)to sting somebody for £10
    fregare 10 sterline a qualcuno

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. stung


a sting in the tail

una brutta sorpresa alla fine o in cauda venenum

to take the sting out of

svelenire o rendere meno velenoso (remark, criticism)
mitigare o attenuare l'effetto di (measure, action)

to sting somebody into action

pungolare o spronare qualcuno
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