палить

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From Proto-Slavic *paliti.

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пали́ть (palítʹimpf

  1. (transitive) to singe
    Perfective: опали́ть (opalítʹ)
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to destroy with fire, to scorch
    Неустано́вленные ли́ца паля́т дома́.Neustanóvlennyje líca palját domá.Unidentified persons are burning houses.
    Perfective: спали́ть (spalítʹ)
  3. (transitive, colloquial) to burn (a bonfire, lantern, etc.; for the purposes of lighting)
  4. (intransitive, also impersonal) to scorch, to be very hot (of the sun, the day, etc.)
  5. (transitive, figuratively) to torment (of feelings, experiences)
  6. (intransitive, colloquial) to fire, to shoot
    Там где́-то сиди́т сна́йпер и пали́т по нам.Tam gdé-to sidít snájper i palít po nam.There's a sniper sitting somewhere there and firing at us.
  7. (intransitive, colloquial) to talk very quickly
    Perfective: вы́палить (výpalitʹ)

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imperfective

perfective

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пали́ть (palítʹimpf (perfective спали́ть)

  1. (slang) to catch (someone) doing something illegal or disallowed, to catch red-handed
    Меня́ пре́дки пали́ли, и неоднокра́тно.Menjá prédki palíli, i neodnokrátno.My parents caught me and on multiple occasions.

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