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

Translation of punish in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (chastise)
    (child)
    castigar
    (offender/offense)
    castigar
    sancionar [formal]
    he's been punished enough by having to miss the game
    ya ha sido bastante castigo tener que perderse el partido
    Example sentences
    • This contravenes the movies' typical treatment of cads, who are usually punished for their moral transgressions or transformed into dullards by the power of love.
    • Noir was the perfect response to the censors - the Code demanded that people be punished for their sins, and in film noir everyone pays.
    • A minute later the visitors were punished for their miss when Lennon took a pass on the turn and rifled the ball into the right-hand corner to give Monksland the lead.
  • 2 (treat harshly)
    (error/lapse)
    aprovechar
    (ball/opponent)
    castigar
    (body/engine)
    castigar
    exigirle demasiado a
    Example sentences
    • One lapse of concentration costs you dearly at this level and any mistakes are generally punished with a goal.
    • Gomersal came back in the second half to punish mistakes and take the game 2-1.
    • His miss handed Cougars a scrum in front of the posts - but they let him off the hook by not punishing his mistake with a score.
    Example sentences
    • By going to this extreme you are unfairly punishing the individual in the pursuit of spiteful gossip.
    • Patti Fritz argues that such a fee unfairly punishes elderly residents who put away savings for their retirement years.
    • Dr Fundanga said all that was needed was a comprehensive framework for enforcement rather than on an ad hoc basis because this would end up punishing some members unfairly.
    Example sentences
    • It was hard to imagine how that merry prankster and mistress of worthy causes could be subject to such punishing mood swings.
    • His length had improved and he was much more severe in punishing any loose shots played by Darwish.
    • Seems perfectly reasonable to me that the Doctor's control of the energy would be more punishing and exhausting - even damaging - than Rose's.
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