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el castigo


See 'castigo' in the Legal dictionary.

WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
castigo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (pena, sanción)punishment, penalty nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (legal)sanction nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Le impuse un fuerte castigo a mi hijo por su mal comportamiento.
  The punishment for murder is usually life imprisonment.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
castigo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). figurado (molestia, padecimiento)  (person)burden nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (figurative)pain, headache nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Ese hombre es un castigo, sólo le causa sufrimientos a su pobre esposa.
  This new computer system's a real headache.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
castigar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (imponer una pena o sanción)punish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (child, forbid going out)ground vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (US)penalize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (UK)penalise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La ley castiga los delitos graves con el encierro.
  The murderer was punished with the full force of the law.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
castigar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (afligir, mortificar)punish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  cripple vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El gobierno castiga a la población con el alza de los precios.
  All these so-called austerity measures are crippling people.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
 
Additional Translations
castigar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (fenómeno natural: estropear)hit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  afflict vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  damage, harm vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El campo fue un sector duramente castigado por las recientes inundaciones.
 The countryside was severely hit by the recent floods.
castigar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). México (recortar gastos, inversiones)cut, discount vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Algunas empresas castigan sus precios con tal de no quedarse con la mercancía.
 Some businesses are cutting their prices to clear all their stock.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
castigo | castigar
aplicar un castigo enforce punishment
castigo divino loc nom (desgracia merecida)divine punishment nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
levantar el castigo to stop punishing, lift the punishment
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