English version

sting somebody for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsting somebody for something phrasal verb British English informal1 TRICK/DECEIVEto charge someone too much for something The garage stung him for £300.2 BORROWto borrow money from someone Can I sting you for a fiver? sting→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sting for He dispatched Mercury to Carthage with a stinging message for Aeneas.
From Longman Business Dictionarysting somebody for something phrasal verb [transitive] British English informal to charge someone too much for somethingThe garage stung him for £300. sting→ See Verb table
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Verb table
sting
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysting
he, she, itstings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystung
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stung
he, she, ithas stung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stinging
he, she, itis stinging
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you, we, theyare stinging
Past
I, he, she, itwas stinging
you, we, theywere stinging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stinging
he, she, ithas been stinging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stinging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stinging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stinging
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