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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to penalize)
a. castigar
They're going to punish him for a crime he didn't commit.Lo van a castigar por un crimen que no cometió.
b. sancionar (a company)
The government can't punish companies for practices that are technically legal.El gobierno no puede sancionar a empresas por prácticas que son técnicamente legales.
2. (to treat harshly)
a. castigar
When you lift something heavy, bend your knees so you don't punish your back.Al levantar algo pesado, flexiona las rodillas para no castigar la espalda.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. castigar
to punish somebody for doing somethingcastigar a alguien por hacer algo
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punish [ˈpʌnɪʃ]
transitive verb
1 castigar
to punish sb for sth/for doing sth castigar a algn por algo/por hacer algo; they were severely punished for their disobedience los castigaron severamente por su desobediencia
2 maltratar
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ser castigado
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