Translation of punish in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 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 partidoExample 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.
- The official failure to condemn or punish rape gives it an overt political sanction, which allows rape and other forms of torture and ill-treatment to become tools of military strategy.
- Then when Jed were penalised for a stamping offence, Stenhouse punished the misdemeanour with well-struck kick to put the Greens eight points ahead.
- He is talking, believe it or not, about an overdue, ponderous but worthy apparatus for punishing war crimes.
- 2 (treat harshly) [error/lapse] aprovechar; [ball/opponent] castigar*; [body/engine] castigar*, exigirle* demasiado aExample 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.
- 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.
- 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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