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punishment

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/
B2 something that is done to punish someone: He had to stay in his bedroom as a punishment for fighting. →  See also capital punishment , corporal punishment , be a glutton for punishment Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
Translations of “punishment”
in Korean 처벌, 형벌…
in Arabic عِقاب…
in Portuguese pena, punição, castigo…
in Catalan càstig…
in Japanese 罰, 刑罰, おしおき…
in Italian punizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪行, 懲罰,處罰, 受罰…
in Russian наказание…
in Turkish ceza, cezalandırma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪行, 惩罚,处罚, 受罚…
in Polish kara…
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