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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To cause pain or suffering for wrongdoing. Also: To handle roughly or severely.

Usage examples (3)
  • Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
  • This just exposes how the left intends to 'punish' us. itrytobenice
  • GOP calls to somehow 'punish' or question the policies of a person or persons or public entity such as the NYT is wrong in every way. for more
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