discipline (one) for (something)

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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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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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Under a ``zero tolerance'' policy against hazing and harassment, 13 Los Angeles city firefighters were disciplined for inappropriate behavior last year and nine others remain under investigation, according to records and interviews.
Last year, seven firefighters were disciplined for horseplay or hazing; two for creating a hostile work environment; one for ethnic or sexual harassment, and three for other types of inappropriate conduct.
With the cases still under investigation, records show as many as 22 firefighters could be disciplined for this type of misconduct in 2004 - double the number of such cases in 2003.
4) This would certainly rule out the use of positive discipline in dealing with the misconduct of DiLacqua, for he had not only been disciplined for misconduct in the past, he had in fact been disciplined for this specific type of offense on more than one occasion.
Second, officers afforded Garrity immunity can be compelled to cooperate and disciplined for refusing to answer or for responding in less than a fully candid manner.
Riggs filed the complaint after union employees were disciplined for violating plant safety rules.
Hundreds of Sheriff Lee Baca's employees were disciplined for a variety of misconduct highlighted in the Office of Independent Review's third annual report.
A record seven sheriff's employees were disciplined for sexual misconduct last year, and four were disciplined in the first half of this year.
In the first half of this year, 12 deputies were disciplined for their tactics during those shootings.
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an off-duty police officer's free speech and association rights were not violated when he was disciplined for talking to and giving a motorcycle ride to a 17-year-old college student.
1986)(Officers could be disciplined for on-duty affairs with prostitutes.
Employees who comprise the second category by virtue of their failure to answer work-related questions after being properly compelled can be disciplined for their refusal to cooperate.