afstraffing

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Etymology[edit]

From afstraffen (to punish (severely)) +‎ -ing (-ing, -ion, -ment).

Noun[edit]

afstraffing f (plural afstraffingen, diminutive afstraffinkje n)

  1. (literally) A severe punishment
  2. A memorable lesson
    Die afstraffing zullen ze niet gauw vergeten!
    They won't forgot that lesson in a long time!
  3. A painful, embarrassing failure or defeat
    Na de vierde afstraffing keerden zelfs hun fans zich tegen de ploeg.
    After the fourth mortal loss even their fans turned on the team.

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