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Miscellaneous punishments

banish

verb

to officially order someone to leave a country or region as a punishment

Botany Bay

a place in southeast Australia where criminals from the UK were sent to live and work as punishment during the early 19th century

confiscate

verb

to officially remove someone’s possessions for legal reasons or as a punishment

detention

noun

a punishment for a child in which they have to stay at school after the other children have gone home

fine

verb

to make someone pay an amount of money as punishment for breaking the law

ground

verb

to punish a child or young person by stopping them from going to places that they enjoy

grounded

adjective

not allowed to leave the house because you are being punished

keep in

to make someone stay in a place, especially in school as a punishment

kneecap

verb

to shoot someone in the knee, especially as a violent punishment

waterboarding

noun

a method of hurting and frightening someone by by putting a cloth over their face and pouring water over it to make them believe they are drowning

banishment

noun

confiscation

noun

send someone to Coventry

to punish someone by ignoring them and not speaking to them

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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