палить

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From Proto-Slavic *paliti.

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пали́ть (palítʹimpf (perfective спали́ть or запали́ть or попали́ть)

  1. (transitive) to burn, to scorch; to singe; to destroy with fire (transitive)
    Неустано́вленные ли́ца па́ля́т дома́.Neustanóvlennyje líca pálját domá.Unidentified persons burn houses.
  2. (intransitive) to fire, to shoot
    Там где́-то сиди́т сна́йпер и па́ли́т по нам.Tam gdé-to sidít snájper i pálít po nam.There's a sniper sitting somewhere there and firing at us.

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perfective

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пали́ть (palítʹimpf (perfective спали́ть)

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

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