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punish
British English: /ˈpʌnɪʃ/
American English: /ˈpənɪʃ/

Translation of punish in German:

transitive verb

  • 2 (in boxing) [colloquial]
    (inflict severe blows on) schwer zusetzen + Dat.
  • 3 (Sport) [colloquial]
    (take advantage of) kein Pardon kennen bei (schwachen Würfen, Schlägen des Gegners)
    the bowlers were punished by the batsmen
    die Werfer bekamen ihre Quittung von den Schlagmännern
  • 4 [colloquial]
    (tax) auf eine harte Probe stellen
  • 5 [colloquial]
    (put under stress) strapazieren (Nerven, Bauwerk)

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