Crossword Genius

To hand out punishment will upset this case (8)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'to hand out punishment' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'upset this case' is the wordplay.
'upset' indicates anagramming the letters.
'thiscase' with letters rearranged gives 'CHASTISE'.

'will' acts as a link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for chastise that I've seen before include "Punished severely" , "discipline" , "Inflict physical corrective treatment" , "Beat" , "lecture" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish News.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app