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English definition of “bring sb to book”

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bring sb to book

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to punish someone and make that person explain their behaviour
Translations of “bring sb to book”
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲罸(某人)並要求其作出解釋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩罚(某人)并要求其作出解释…
(Definition of bring sb to book from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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