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bring sb to book

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