- 1.1 (defeat) paliza (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences1.2 (thrashing) paliza (feminine), tunda (feminine) his father gave him a good licking el padre le dio una buena paliza
- I don't know how many times I've had conversations with friends where we joked and laughed about the lickings we got from our parents, and sometimes our teachers.
- The team were on the receiving end of a couple of lickings last week.
- The thing is, he knew that I knew I deserved those lickings.
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