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 just didn't want to be pegged as `this jerk who lives the next block over who fined us for our dog,' ' said O'Donnell, a firefighter and paramedic in Springfield.