Translation of paliza in English:

paliza

f

  • 2 [familiar/colloquial] 2.1 (esfuerzo agotador) fue una paliza de viaje the journey was a real killer ¡menuda paliza tener que ir hasta allá! what a trek to have to go all the way over there! [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (pesadez, aburrimiento) drag [colloquial/familiar] darle la paliza a algn [familiar/colloquial] to bug sb [colloquial/familiar], to hassle sb [colloquial/familiar] darse la paliza [familiar/colloquial] (trabajando, estudiando) to work one's butt off (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , to slog one's guts out (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] [pareja] to be all over each other [colloquial/familiar]
  • 3paliza mf (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (pesado) tb, palizas pain in the neck [colloquial/familiar]

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