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dar una paliza a
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. to give a beating
Mi abuela solía darle una paliza a mi mamá cuando se portaba mal.My grandmother used give my mom a beating when she misbehaved.
b. to beat up
Un niño en la escuela le dio una paliza a otro niño y lo suspendieron.A boy at school beat up another kid and he got suspended.
c. to crush
Te dije que te daría una paliza. Nadie me puede ganar. ¡Soy el mejor!I told you I'd crush you. Nobody can beat me. I'm the best!
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