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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One fan took toTwitterto say: "So anna is having bad days mentally and her man tries to move on to someone more happy, this is why people dont open up about mental health - punishing someone for feeling sad isnt ok.
The court dispensed with an oft-repeated but mythical belief about free speech rights: namely, that they only bar the government from imprisoning or otherwise actively punishing someone for their views, but do not bar them from withholding optional benefits (such as an employment contract) as retaliation for those views.
"The trial did not begin as scheduled because the judge overseeing the trial determined that punishing someone for truthful speech would violate the Oregon Constitution," Olsovsky's attorney, Jesse Merrithew, said in a news release this week.
To suspend crew members for asking me to sing on the address system, when the seat belt signs were off and no announcements were to be made, is nothing less than punishing someone for spreading happiness," Nigam said.
"To suspend crew members for asking me to sing on the address system, when the seat belt signs were off, and no announcements were to be made, is nothing less than punishing someone for spreading happiness.
Lest Wowzas Mr-Lista Punishing someone for carrying a knife is the easy option and doesn't/won't solve anything, you need to understand why these guys carry them and work out how to go about to stop them wanting to carry them.
Warring parties are prohibited from punishing someone for performing their medical duties.
There was then a loud outcry from the West, where the idea of punishing someone for changing his religion is viewed as crude, medieval and downright evil.
If you've got a thing for selfdeluding nostalgia and a bloodlust for punishing someone for mistakes in their private life, that's up to you.
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The astonishing answer it seems is that the event is more important than punishing someone for spitting a mouthful of liquid right into the face of a young Boro lad cheering on his team at the Riverside.
There is no logic to punishing someone for being an S corporation or filing Schedule C.
To give a heavy sentence for an injury or death as the result of a brawl was comparable to punishing someone for an injury or death sustained in a hurling match.
Certainly it's not the American way to profit by punishing someone for making every attempt to do the right thing, yet still failing.