sting noun

1 of an insect, etc.

ADJ. dangerous, nasty, painful | bee, wasp, etc. | nettle, etc. | deadly, fatal

VERB + STING have The scorpion has a sting that can be deadly. | get You can get a nasty sting from a jellyfish. | give sb | feel

2 sharp pain

ADJ. hot, sharp the hot sting of tears

VERB + STING feel He felt the sharp sting of the soap in his eyes.