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punishmentnoun

uk   /ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/ us   /ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/
  • punishment noun (CRIME)

B2 [C or U] the act of punishing someone: Many people think that the death penalty is too severe a punishment for any crime.formal It was always our father who administered/meted out punishments. Drink-driving is one case in which severe punishment seems to work as a deterrent.

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Translations of “punishment”
in Arabic عِقاب…
in Korean 처벌, 형벌…
in Portuguese pena, punição, castigo…
in Catalan càstig…
in Japanese 罰, 刑罰, おしおき…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪行, 惩罚,处罚, 受罚…
in Turkish ceza, cezalandırma…
in Russian наказание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪行, 懲罰,處罰, 受罰…
in Italian punizione…
in Polish kara…
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