The past simple and the past participle of sting

Conjugation of the verb sting:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':


Past Simple:


Past Partciple:


Present Partciple:


Third Person Singular:



1. To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
2. To make someone feel upset and annoyed.
3. To exorbitantly overcharge someone.


1. A bee stung me in the foot.
2. She was stung by his mockery.
3. I thought I could park in front of the hotel, but they stung me for five pounds!

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as sting. They are:

- Verbs with u in the past simple and past participle.
- Verbs like 'cling, clung, clung'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
cling clung clung
dig dug dug
fling flung flung
hang hung/hanged hung/hanged
sling slung slung
slink slunk slunk
sneak snuck/sneaked snuck/sneaked
spin spun/span spun
sting stung stung
string strung strung
swing swung swung
wring wrung wrung