dar una paliza a

A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(to hit)
a. to give a beating
Mi abuela solía darle una paliza a mi mamá cuando se portaba mal.My grandmother used to 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.
2. (to defeat)
a. to give a beating
Los Lakers le dieron una paliza a Golden State.The Lakers gave Golden State a beating.
b. 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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