apalear

A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hit)
a. to beat
Los asaltantes apalearon a Jorge hasta dejarlo inconsciente.The attackers beat Jorge until he was unconscious.
b. to thrash
Unos vándalos apalearon la estatua del parque y la dejaron hecha trizas.Vandals thrashed the statue in the park, smashing it to pieces.
2. (to move with a shovel)
a. to winnow
La granjera se pasó todo el día apaleando pilas de arroz para sacarle las cáscaras.The farmer spent the whole day winnowing piles of rice to remove the husks.
3. (to remove dust from)
a. to beat
Mi mamá apalea las alfombras para sacarles el polvo, pero yo prefiero usar la aspiradora.My mom beats her rugs to get the dust out of them, but I'd rather use the vacuum cleaner.
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apalear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to beat up
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
apalear
transitive verb
1 (zurrar) to beat; thrash; [+moqueta] to beat
apalear oro apalear plata to be rolling in money
2 (Agr) to winnow
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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