Keywords: caning, punishment, penalty, fine, charge, cane, punish, penalise, condemn

Sign Definition

General Definition

1. The act of striking something with a stick or stick-like object.

As a Noun

1. The act of punishing a child or a student by hitting them, usually on the palm, with a cane. English = caning.
2. The act of punishing someone. English = punishment.
3. The thing someone has to do as punishment for some wrong-doing; the amount of money someone must pay as punishment. English = penalty; fine.
4. A formal accusation that someone has committed a crime. English = charge.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To punish a child or a student by hitting them, usually on the palm, with a cane. English = cane, give someone the cane.
2. To make someone suffer in some way because they have done something wrong. English = punish, penalise, condemn.
3. To make someone suffer financially because they have done something wrong. English = fine.
4. To formally accuse someone of committing a crime. English = charge.