punish ( punishes 3rd person present) ( punishing present participle) ( punished past tense & past participle )
1 verb To punish someone means to make them suffer in some way because they have done something wrong.
According to present law, the authorities can only punish smugglers with small fines... V n
Don't punish your child for being honest. V n for n
2 verb To punish a crime means to punish anyone who commits that crime.
The government voted to punish corruption in sport with up to four years in jail... V n
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 beat, bring to book, cane, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, flog, give a lesson to, give (someone) the works (slang) lash, penalize, rap someone's knuckles, scourge, sentence, slap someone's wrist, throw the book at, whip
2 abuse, batter, give (someone) a going-over (informal) harm, hurt, injure, knock about, maltreat, manhandle, misuse, oppress, rough up
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