Translation of "punish" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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punishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈpʌn.ɪʃ/ us /ˈpʌn.ɪʃ/

punish verb [ T ] (CRIME)

B1 to cause someone who has done something wrong or committed a crime to suffer, by hurting them, forcing them to pay money, sending them to prison, etc.

Those responsible for these crimes must be brought to court and punished. 那些該為罪行負責的人必須被送上法庭接受懲罰。
He punished the class by giving them extra work. 他給這班學生多派了些作業作為對他們的懲罰。
The oil company was found guilty on ten counts of pollution, and was punished with a $250 million fine. 這家石油公司被判犯了十項污染環境的罪狀,被罰款2.5億美元。
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to punish anyone who commits a particular crime

Drunken driving can be punished with a prison sentence. 酒後駕車可被處以監禁。

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punish verb [ T ] (TREAT BADLY)

to use or treat something badly, violently, or without care

He really punishes that horse of his. 他狠狠地敎訓他的馬。

(Translation of “punish” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)