There are 2 translations of sting in Spanish:

sting1

Pronunciation: /stɪŋ/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (organ — of bee) aguijón (m), lanceta (f) (Andes, Méx) ; (— of scorpion) aguijón (m), uña (f); (— of nettle) pelo (m) urticante or urente a sting in the tail (BrE) 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 inesperado
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (action) picadura (f) 1.3 (mark, wound) picadura (f)
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    • 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 u 2.1 (pain) escozor (m), ardor (m) (CS) the sting of remorse/conscience el gusanillo de la consciencia 2.2 (hurtfulness) there was a sting in her words sus palabras fueron hirientes
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of sting in Spanish:

sting2

vt (past & past p stung)

  • 1 [bee/scorpion/jellyfish/nettle] picar*
  • 2 2.1 (cause pain) hacer* escocer, hacer* arder (CS) 2.2 (mentally, emotionally) [reproach/criticism] herir* profundamente
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    • The words hurt, stinging me because there was some truth to them.
    • Finally announcing pricing details for its broadband satellite service, BTopenworld has stung Internet users just where it hurts the most.
    • Her words were meant to sting and hurt, to make him feel equally as bad as he had made her now feel.
    2.3 (goad, incite) to sting sb into sth incitar a algn a + inf this stung him into retaliation esto lo incitó a vengarse she was stung into defending herself la provocaron y se defendió
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    • This score stung St. Forcherns into action and from the kick-out the ball reached Ailish who took on the MLR backline and crashed home a good goal to give her side a two point advantage.
    • The meeting came after the Selby Labour MP stung her into action by in effect accusing her of preparing to give Yorkshire miners even worse treatment than Lady Thatcher had meted out.
    • That score stung Edinburgh into raising the pace once more and they briefly rediscovered the all-action style that had been so evident during the first half, earning a penalty which Laney converted to narrow the gap to a single point.
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    • A sharp pain stung his neck, and he lifted a hand to explore the area, grimly satisfied when he found a small dart, about as long as a joint of his index finger.
    • A sharp burning sensation stung just below his shoulder, thrusting his slim frame forward in the saddle.
    • The cuts stung with burning pain, and I was tempted to stop, but I couldn't.
  • 3 (cheat, overcharge) [slang/argot] I was stung for $65 me clavaron 65 dólares [familiar/colloquial]
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    • If we add it all up, we find that the taxpayer could be stung for up to $44 million, and that is without looking at possible appeals.
    • So if you sold the rental property within the first 3 years you could benefit from the rental income, and then sell without being stung for CGT.
    • Otherwise, you may be stung for as much as a fiver.

vi (past & past p stung)

  • 1 [insect/jellyfish/nettle] picar*
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    • My bare legs were instantly stung by nettles, and a swarm of wasps gathered around the fake flower-reeds I had to drape myself in to become Titania.
    • Hopefully we won't be maimed by saltwater crocodiles, eaten by sharks, or stung by poisonous jellyfish.
    • One evening we labored, stung by nettles and mosquitoes, to set up Sewell's camera blind on Otter Pond in the great marsh.

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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.