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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to deliver)
a. to give
Dos hombres atraparon al ladrón y le propinaron una terrible paliza.Two men caught the thief and gave him a savage beating.
b. to deal
Esteban me propinó un golpe tan fuerte que me derribó.Esteban dealt me a nasty blow that knocked me down.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to get)
a. to treat oneself to
Esta semana trabajé duro, así que me voy a propinar una sesión de masajes.I worked hard this week, so I'm going to treat myself to a massage session.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (paliza)
a. to give
2. (golpe)
a. to deal
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transitive verb
1 (dar) [+golpe] to strike; deal; [+azotes] to give
le propinó una buena paliza he gave him a good thrashing; le propinó una serie de consejos he gave him a lot of advice; he made him listen to several bits of advice
2 (invitar)
propinar a algn to buy sb a drink
pronominal verb
propinarse algo to treat o.s. to sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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