Definition of fine verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

fine

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//faɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fine
BrE BrE//faɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪn//
 
he / she / it fines
BrE BrE//faɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪnz//
 
past simple fined
BrE BrE//faɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪnd//
 
past participle fined
BrE BrE//faɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//faɪnd//
 
-ing form fining
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪnɪŋ//
 
Types of punishment
 
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 [often passive] to make somebody pay money as an official punishment fine somebody (for something/for doing something) She was fined for speeding. Any company found to be breaking these rules will be heavily fined. fine somebody something (for something/for doing something) The company was fined £20 000 for breaching safety regulations. He got fined £200 for parking illegally. See related entries: Types of punishment Word Originverb Middle English: from Old French fin ‘end, payment’, from Latin finis ‘end’ (in medieval Latin denoting a sum paid on settling a lawsuit). The original sense was ‘conclusion’ (surviving in the phrase in fine); also used in the medieval Latin sense, the word came to denote a penalty of any kind, later specifically a monetary penalty.
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