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to make someone suffer because they have done something against the law or against the rules
to punish someone for something they have done wrong
to punish someone for breaking a rule or law
to give a punishment to someone
to say officially that someone will receive a particular punishment
to punish someone severely as a way of warning other people not to do the same thing
to punish someone for doing something bad so that they do not do it again
to give someone a punishment
to punish someone in your own way without involving the police or the courts, often by doing something illegal yourself
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a small fish that lives in rivers and lakes
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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