fine (someone) for (something)

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fine (someone) for (something)

To charge one a monetary fee as a punishment for something they've done. Aw man, I only left my car in the fire zone for a few minutes, and they fined me for it.
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fine someone for something

to demand a monetary penalty from someone for having done something. The judge fined her for speeding. The agency fined our company for having the wrong kind of tank to store waste oil.
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"I feel that for us to be fined for something somebody else has done is wrong.
"Everybody is still tentative, scared of making a mistake and getting fined for something they did or something they forgot to do."
Initially, I thought I was being fined for something and my heart started racing.
how can you be fined for something you haven't done?
A stringent code of regulations regarding the cleanliness of the taxi keeps drivers under constant duress: they can be fined for something as small as having a bubble gum wrapper in their back seat.
"I had one incident with him - but it was the only time he ever got fined for something."
Pauline Bailey, 53, Seghill, library assistant: It's fair that if you have been fined for something then you pay it back and they should take it out of earnings.
REGARDING your story ``Motorist's lapse led to fatal accident'' (Daily Post, April 26), I myself, as a motorist, have used that particular Padeswood Road junction numerous times, and cannot understand why Mr Kinch was charged and fined for something that was not his fault.
Healey appears to have been fined for something the beaks don't believe he did (though it's tough trying to imagine his ghost - the Right Reverend Edward Thomas Butler, Bishop of Famouspunditland - making things up).