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punish

verb amerce, bring to retribution, call to account, castigate, chasten, chastise, condemn, correct, discipline, exact retribution, flog, inflict penalty, lash, penalize, reprimand, retaliate, scourge, sentence, slate, smite, subject to penalty, take to task, take vengeance on, teach a lesson to, torture, trounce, whip
Associated concepts: cruel and excessive punishment, cruel and inhuman punishment, cruel and unusual punishment, excessive punishment
Foreign phrases: In quo quis delinquit, in eo de jure est puniendus.In whatever the offense, he is to be punished by the law.
See also: beat, convict, fine, inflict, mulct, penalize, repay, reprehend, strike
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Two- and- a half years hence, standing statuesque at 5' 9", she looks visibly frail and punishingly thin -- making for a great clotheshorse nonetheless.
Credit card debt carried as variable-rate debt is at punishingly high rates.
Audubon insisted on printing in the punishingly expensive Double Elephant folio format, with its 39 x 26 inch pages.
We are raising a generation of girls who are extremely hard on themselves -- who set their own personal standards incredibly, even punishingly high -- and who don't give themselves a chance to rest and think, "that's enough.
It is not a punishingly long course, and benefits from wider fairways than The Island, but it is still a course that demands accuracy and skill.
The follow-up ad is certainly fun, as two kids waiting in a photo studio conduct a bizarre 'eyebrow dance' to the punishingly upbeat grooves of Don't Stop the Rock by 90s breakbeat kings the Freestylers.
The Bellevue psychiatrist Charles Barber, describing in "Songs from the Black Chair" some of the thousand homeless men he evaluates each year with little hope of healing them, writes, "I realized how strangely and cruelly exhilarating, how terribly and punishingly great, it is to spend my nights listening.
However, statistics recently released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) show that high interest rates locally (now a punishingly high 11.
Sirota did note that "Obama's underlying policy platform is good for working-class America -- and better than Huckabee's, which is led by a punishingly regressive tax proposal.
The penal-colony-like camps exacted heavy labor that was punishingly hard and exhausting, for which most Jews were singularly unsuited as professional people, businessmen, and the like.
The local anchor, bitter that she's not quite as tall or nearly as blond, opts to rest on her journalistic laurels, which, punishingly judicious editing suggests, ain't much.
Adding to the toxic brew in Turkey, punishingly high taxes on wages also contribute to the dysfunction of Turkey's labor market.