Meaning of “punishment” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /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

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(Definition of “punishment” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)