beat up

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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
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hurt)
a. dar una paliza a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Some mobsters beat up the grocer because he wouldn't rat someone out to them.Unos mafiosos le dieron una paliza al tendero porque no quizo delatar a alguien.
b. pegar
Bruno told me he would beat me up if I didn't give him my lunch money.Bruno me dijo que me iba a pegar si no le daba mi dinero para el almuerzo.
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beat up
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
1. (assault)
a. dar una paliza a
beat up
transitive verb
1 [+person] dar una paliza a; pegar
he used to terrorize and beat up his younger playmates they beat him up so bad he had been hospitalized
2 (Cookery) batir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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