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fine

verb [T, often passive]
 
 
/faɪn/ LAW
to make someone pay an amount of money as a punishment for not obeying a law or rule: The Financial Services Authority fined the bank a record £1m.be fined £100/$75,000, etc. (for sth) Individuals can be charged interest and fined up to £1,000 for late submission of their tax return.
(Definition of fine verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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