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sting definition

  1. tv.
    to cheat or swindle someone; to overcharge someone. : That street merchant stung me, but good.
  2. n.
    a well-planned scheme to entrap criminals. : The sting came off without a hitch.
  3. tv.
    to entrap and arrest someone. : “We've been stung!” they hollered.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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