Stung
Sting Sting, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stung}(Archaic {Stang}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stinging}.] [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw. stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf. Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. {Stick}, v. t.] 1. To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands. [1913 Webster]

2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite. ``Slander stings the brave.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stung — Stung, imp. & p. p. of {Sting}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stung — /stung/, v. a pt. and pp. of sting. * * * …   Universalium

  • stung — past and past part of STING …   Medical dictionary

  • stung — [stʌŋ] the past tense and past participle of ↑sting 1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stung — the past tense and past participle of sting1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stung — [stuŋ] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of STING …   English World dictionary

  • stung — mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ I’m a little stung by the mule, but I can find my way home if you’ll just remind me how to open this door. □ She can drink that stuff all evening and never get stung …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stung — [[t]stʌ̱ŋ[/t]] Stung is the past tense and past participle of sting …   English dictionary

  • stung — /stʌŋ / (say stung) verb 1. past tense and past participle of sting. –adjective Colloquial 2. drunk. 3. tricked; cheated …   Australian English dictionary

  • stung — past and past participle of sting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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