punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

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punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

To penalize or discipline someone or oneself for some crime, wrong, mistake, or other transgression. Bob punished himself for breaking his diet over the holidays by only eating vegetables for two weeks straight. I feel like this heavy workload is the boss's way of punishing me for disagreeing with him during the meeting.
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punish someone for something

to discipline someone for [doing] something. Someone will punish you for what you did. Please don't punish me for doing it. I'm sorry.
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He held that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is being punished for providing inexpensive gas to the country and the consumers and industries are facing the worst crisis of expensive gas.
The father of the boy namely Rehmat Jokhio while talking to newsmen said that his son has been punished for not completing his home work by the Principal of the Learning Grammar School Dhabeji.
The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision said Iceland could be punished for holding up Palestinian flags during live coverage of the competition's voting results.
Everyone is equal before the law and everyone must be punished for the committed crime."
Among those on the list, 649 were punished for inappropriate use of poverty relief funds, Hu said, adding involved funds totaled around 15.49 billion yuan.
Do not cause others to be punished for a crime you want to commit ...
No man can be punished for what he cannot know is a crime.
Earlier, he had told his supporters that Benazir had been punished for propagating democracy and for her deep love for the people."My leader [Benazir], you were punished for fighting against dictatorship and presenting Islam's peaceful face to the world,"Bilawal said."You were punished for fighting for women and speaking for the oppressed.
Thirty-three coal companies and seven steel mills were censured for illegal land use, while 54 coal firms were punished for unlawful mining.
THE basic concept of the law is that the guilty are punished for their crimes, but the Tory government has cast that aside in declaring that those unemployed parents who commit the crime of having a third child shall not be punished themselves, but we shall punish the newborn baby by denying him or her any kind of the support which we freely offer to the children of all other British citizens.
Pervaiz Rashid said he stood by his reaction regarding the judgment on NA-122 in which Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was punished for the irregularities committed by the officials of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
We asked visitors to The Chronicle's Facebook page if they believed he should be punished for his actions - and the majority response was a resounding, "No!"
"Players are punished for silly comments on Facebook, Instagram and this kind of thing, and players are not punished for other things."
A former boss of the central bank of China has said that Hong Kong could be punished for its recent protests.
BULGARIAN side Ludogorets will have a partial closure of their ground for their first home Champions League group match against Real Madrid after being punished for racist behaviour by fans.