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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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Ultimately, the price for ignoring council recommendations was punishingly high.
The fees that migrants pay recruiters can be punishingly high, capturing as much as a third of their earnings.
Newspapers have been punishingly fined or put out of business, and there is a long history of harassing, even arresting journalists for reporting what they have seen.
These types of market regulations, coupled with punishingly high carbon taxes, would significantly affect profitability of LNG and FLNG developments.
The RBA has been taking insurance against a global slowdown, a softer labour market, a punishingly high currency and lower prices for Australia's key commodity exports.
Dagnes is a pleasant guide and companion, whose accessible (sometimes chirpy) prose helps the lay reader to grasp what I suspect is a punishingly dry canon of scholarship on political humor.
In particular there was a slight drop in the punishingly high prices of electricity, water, housing and gas, which rose by 12.
Even after years of austerity the debt-to-GDP ratio will still be punishingly high.
The Titan series is "built to last", an essential requirement in a region with a punishingly hot climate.
So now Hirose had on top of punishingly trying preparations for her third-year students' college-entrance exams the problem of her suicidal mother, rescued from the mountaintop, but obviously not to be entrusted with any stretch of time alone.
Higher education is now punishingly expensive with fees costing as much as pounds 9,000 a year even before you factor in little matters of affording rent and food.
And most of those were caused by high inflation that forced the monetary authorities to maintain punishingly high interest rates.