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Penalize for wrongdoing
“Was I being punished for something that I didn't know about?”
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To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action
“It has never managed to explain that discrepancy in its philosophy - punish poor people and they will do better, and reward rich people and they will do better.”
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To capitalize on (an opponent's mistake), especially in sport
“The visitors took the lead through Paul Coffey after 15 minutes, who was on hand to punish a mix-up between goalkeeper Colin McCabe and Willie Holligan.”
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To reprimand (someone) severely
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To wreak vengeance on
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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To cause anguish or distress to
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To penalize someone for a punishable offense
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To exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party
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To discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
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To work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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To cause physical pain to
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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To afflict or haunt with (harm)
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