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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!
See also: discipline, for

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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