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Pronunciation: (pun'ish), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/punish.html on line 73 [key]
v.t.
1. to subject to pain, loss, confinement, death, etc., as a penalty for some offense, transgression, or fault: to punish a criminal.
2. to inflict a penalty for (an offense, fault, etc.): to punish theft.
3. to handle severely or roughly, as in a fight.
4. to put to painful exertion, as a horse in racing.
5. Informal.to make a heavy inroad on; deplete: to punish a quart of whiskey.

v.i.
to inflict punishment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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