Punishment

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Definition

a punishment: a sanction, a bad thing which happens to you if you do something wrong
noun

to punish: to sanction, to make someone suffer because of something bad they did (especially a child)

Examples

  • "I don't want to sound strange, but I think the gods are punishing me for my ego."
  • "I'm finally being punished for being a bad computer user."
  • "Come to my office in five minutes to receive your punishment."
  • "His mother has grounded him as punishment for getting drunk."
  • "However, he's a fragile creature, so don't be too hard on him. He needs help, not punishment."
  • "Aren't you going to punish him?"
  • "Bruno : It's because of them that we are here, this is our punishment for our friendly boxing match."

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