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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 should 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
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
an afternoon full of crafts
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