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punishment of a physical nature, such as caning, flogging, or beating
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|Noun||1.||corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime|
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
electric shock - the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture; "they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks"
gauntlet, gantlet - a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim
kick in the butt - punishment inflicted by kicking the victim in the behind
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