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Verb: punish  pú-nish
  1. Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again";
    - penalize, penalise [Brit], sanction
     
  2. Treat or be treated in a bad, harsh or unfair way; be subject to a bad outcome or be beaten
    "Are states being punished for their successful efforts in attracting business?"

Derived forms: punished, punishes, punishing

See also: punishing

Encyclopedia: Punish, Honey