Translation of punish in Spanish:


castigar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈpənɪʃ//ˈpʌnɪʃ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (child) castigar
    (offender/offense) castigar
    (offense/offender) sancionar formal
    he's been punished enough by having to miss the game ya ha sido bastante castigo tener que perderse el partido
    • Why should he be punished for declaring war on that country?
    • Why should he be punished for being a person of his time?
    • Should parents be punished for allowing their children to be out of school?
    • Noir was the perfect response to the censors - the Code demanded that people be punished for their sins, and in film noir everyone pays.
    • The women are punished for refusing arranged marriages, or if their family fails to produce a promised dowry, or who in some way bring dishonour on their family.
    • In a society where justice means something, people are punished for what they have done, not for what they might do - or even fantasise about doing - in the future.
    • Women are often punished for their presumptions.
    • Speculation is growing over why the councillor gave up his planning portfolio, with fellow councillors claiming he was punished for his part in the failed motion.
    • On another occasion, he was punished for singing.
    • This contravenes the movies' typical treatment of cads, who are usually punished for their moral transgressions or transformed into dullards by the power of love.
    • I spent a good portion of the movie wondering whether this would be a flick where the ambitious woman was punished for her desires.
    • He wrote a story that was so good his teacher didn't believe he could be its author, and he was punished for lying.
    • It seems that what he was really punished for was appearing to care enough about an issue to look like a zealot.
    • A minute later the visitors were punished for their miss when Lennon took a pass on the turn and rifled the ball into the right-hand corner to give Monksland the lead.
    • I would be very surprised if I am punished for it.
    • Regretfully my stock came entirely from behind the bar of my parents pub, something I'm sure I was punished for long ago and hopefully forgiven.
    • Successful Jones is punished for his zeal by a tax.
    • I was forever punished for not paying attention in class and eventually I finished school with minimum grades and poor recommendations.
    • Was I being punished for something that I didn't know about?
  • 2

    (treat harshly)
    (error/lapse) aprovechar
    (opponent/ball) castigar
    (engine/body) castigar
    (engine/body) exigirle demasiado a
    • Skolars punished the schoolboy error with Obi Ijeoma driving over for a try.
    • Banks are, in effect, punishing the most competitive companies for their own sins in lending to uncompetitive ones.
    • One lapse of concentration costs you dearly at this level and any mistakes are generally punished with a goal.
    • His miss handed Cougars a scrum in front of the posts - but they let him off the hook by not punishing his mistake with a score.
    • Once again, however, and against the run of play, the home side punished Keighley's mistakes.
    • Gomersal came back in the second half to punish mistakes and take the game 2-1.
    • You make similar mistakes against lower rated opponents but, of course, they are less likely to punish your mistakes, and they give you less opportunity to make them.
    • Arshad Khan bowled with accuracy and determination and Danish Kaneria showed his thick skin, ignoring the relentless punishing he got, and coming back to bowl superbly at the end of the day.
    • Dr Fundanga said all that was needed was a comprehensive framework for enforcement rather than on an ad hoc basis because this would end up punishing some members unfairly.
    • They dominated against Blyth Spartans but the one mistake they made was punished and handed the visitors a share of the spoils.
    • The measures directed against teenagers in particular ‘is unduly harsh and punishes someone for merely being present.’
    • Body shapes changed almost overnight as the effects of a famously punishing routine which included speedball sessions and was rounded off by hopping up the stairs at the Athletic Ground began to take their toll.
    • However, critics of the tax, including many in the restaurant industry, have dubbed it the ‘fat tax’ and say it unfairly punishes the poor.
    • The visitors took the lead through Paul Coffey after 15 minutes, who was on hand to punish a mix-up between goalkeeper Colin McCabe and Willie Holligan.
    • Nevertheless he followed, stones punishing against his tough foot pads, the silvery cloak of daemonthread threatening to tangle his legs, the breath rushing in his lungs.
    • Of course no-one but a Hollywood star would undertake a regime as punishing as that which transformed Croft's pixellated curves into flesh.
    • The awesome, all-encompassing responsibility of the producer, who oversees every stage of the film-making process, can be punishing.
    • It has never managed to explain that discrepancy in its philosophy - punish poor people and they will do better, and reward rich people and they will do better.
    • In the modern game, every mistake is punished and Townsend makes far too many.
    • Don't you think it unfair to punish a Medicaid patient who maybe has had prostate cancer and radiation or surgery and Viagra might help him sexually?
    • Seems perfectly reasonable to me that the Doctor's control of the energy would be more punishing and exhausting - even damaging - than Rose's.
    • This unfairly punishes students of lower income twice, because it is students of lower income who depend on financial aid more.
    • However, the big Dutchman recovered before Gareth Evans could punish the mistake.
    • A Craig MacMillan tap-in and another from Hart, punishing a goalkeeping mistake, made it four by the break.
    • What are you benefiting from punishing the poor people?
    • By going to this extreme you are unfairly punishing the individual in the pursuit of spiteful gossip.
    • It is unfair and impractical to punish motorists without offering them a genuine alternative.
    • He wants to see Hydro drop its flat residential tax rate of $33 per month, which he says unfairly punishes those living in small, single-room dwellings.
    • Spokesman John Williams said: ‘Staff said this weekend was punishing.’
    • And then there's the conflict avoider marriages, where it's just too punishing for them to disagree on anything so they just tiptoe around the subjects.
    • His counter techniques and blocks were often harder than Soken's, however, and often punishing.
    • Workers said they oppose the rule because it unfairly punishes companies, many of which are forced to hire more staffers than they would otherwise need to compensate.
    • This is the type of thing I've been in favour of for a long time. I really believe the tax code should be modified to reward healthy and environmentally sound choices and to punish poor ones.
    • Yorkshire mistakes were punished all afternoon by the Red Rose men, none more so than at the line-out where John Lawn was again having difficulty in finding his jumpers.
    • Today they pushed through the special-interest bankruptcy bill, punishing the very poorest members of society.
    • It is anticipated the most punishing charges would be restricted to the M25 and major routes into London during rush hours.
    • They made the worst possible start, with Stuart Reardon dropping a kick cold and Warrington punishing the error with a third-minute try.
    • But Bachelard opposes his notion to the ‘pessimism’ of that of Freud, who, of course, saw moral conscience as cruel and punishing.
    • Patti Fritz argues that such a fee unfairly punishes elderly residents who put away savings for their retirement years.
    • He never hesitated to punish the mistakes of his opponents.
    • Recoil is heavy though not punishing and would probably be hardly noticed when shooting big game.
    • But this is the Premiership and it is a harsh, unforgiving place where points don't come cheaply, where missed chances cost you dear and mistakes are mercilessly punished.
    • It is now, it seems, obligatory to have a scene where a hot young educator has sex - cue punishing sound effects - in the classroom with someone inappropriate.
    • Why punish consumers with water charges that can't be justified?
    • We can beat any of the teams in our division on our day but at this level any mistake you make is punished and we have had to adjust to that.
    • His length had improved and he was much more severe in punishing any loose shots played by Darwish.
    • The Lib Dem's national transport spokesman, John Thurso, claimed that charges were punishing motorists without reducing congestion.
    • He may be right, but his sour remarks are outside the range of permissible discourse on this subject, which is either pious or punishing.
    • But in my office, when I have nothing to do, the world seems do dismal, pointless and punishing that it can be hard to remember flowers and sunshine.
    • It was hard to imagine how that merry prankster and mistress of worthy causes could be subject to such punishing mood swings.
    • Bunnanadden went back in front at the end of the third quarter with a well-struck point from play from Barry Gilhooley who punished a mistake by Gary Hannon in the winners' defence.
    • Modern combat may be less strenuous than it was in the age of the heavily-armored Greek hoplite, but it is still physically punishing.
    • This unfairly punishes students from lower income backgrounds twice, because they depend more on financial aid.
    • He said it was unfair that women were punished in situations such as Lawal's while the men get off.
    • Wanderers scented a draw but instead got caught on the break and Nick Chadwick punished errors by Poole and Mike Whitlow to wrap up the game five minutes from time.
    • The time difference was punishing; games televised at 2.30 am, 5.30 am and 7.30 am.
    • Elland punished the mistake with a converted try and another interception gave the home side an 18-4 lead at the break.
    • It also started inflation, the most punishing thing that the poor can suffer.
    • The film is a lot of fun to watch but obviously it must have been physically demanding and punishing.
    • Melling punished the error and Twist didn't win another frame.