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discipline (one) for (something)

To scold or punish someone for a wrongdoing. Don't worry, I already disciplined that group of boys for throwing food in the cafeteria. If you don't want to be disciplined for lateness, then just get to work on time!
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muzzle discipline

The practice of keeping a firearm's muzzle pointed safely (that is, away from other people and things) at all times. This awful tragedy could have been prevented if the shooter had exhibited proper muzzle discipline.
See also: discipline, muzzle
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discipline someone for something

to punish or chastise someone for doing something. I will have to discipline you for fighting. Mary was disciplined for taking part in the fiasco.
See also: discipline, for
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n. drugs. She smokes this stuff she calls discipline. Smells like pot to me.
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Entre don Illan y el dean, la filiacion es de orden disciplinal, el brujo y su aprendiz se unen por un fraguado discipulado.
(Carrizosa 1996; 331) partiendo del reconocimiento respecto de lo limitado de mi conocimiento sobre disciplinas e interdisciplinas, y a partir de identi ficar el entorno de racionalidad integral como la opcion metodica basica de interdisciplinariedad, me propongo presentar en este evento las lineas fundacionales aunque en estado embrional de lo inlerdisciplinar contable, para tal efecto en primer lugar planteo algunos aspectos considerados como centrales en la disciplinal contable.
Despite this, however, it is significant that there remains a sense in which all three, to the extent to which disciplinal purity is preserved, may be validly associated in the limitation of the potential of each to yield music for which the sources of engagement and interest transcend the methodology by which they were generated, and which therefore cannot be recovered in analysis.
Licuanan likewise described critical 21st-century competencies, such as a solid disciplinal foundation in order to be able to construct a solution or approach an issue from multiple perspectives, and adaptability and collaborative skills because flexibility and the ability to deal with change is a 21st-century hallmark.
"Universities contribute to nation building by providing highly specialized educational experiences to train experts in the various technical and disciplinal areas and by emphasizing the development of new knowledge and skills through research and development.
This year though, the awarding of two prestigious prizes reflect a questioning of the disciplinal boundaries.