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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.
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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.
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n. drugs. She smokes this stuff she calls discipline. Smells like pot to me.
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