poner en penitencia

poner en penitencia
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to punish
No es que me guste poner en penintencia a mi hija, pero hay que hacerlo para que aprenda a no portarse mal.It's not that I like to punish my daughter, but I need to do it or she'll never learn to behave.
b. to ground (sin salir)
La mamá de Raúl lo puso en penitencia por hacer una rabieta en el supermercado.Raul's mom grounded him for making a tantrum at the supermarket.
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