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beat (someone) to a pulp

To deliver a violent and prolonged physical attack, often to the point of injury. I can't believe that skinny kid beat the bully to a pulp! His nose was totally gushing blood!
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beat someone to a pulp

If someone beats another person to a pulp they injure them very badly by hitting them repeatedly. I tried to talk myself out of a fight and got beaten to a pulp instead by three other boys. Note: Other verbs can be used instead of beat. Motorists were pulled from their cars, kicked to a pulp, and left to die in the road.
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beat (or smash) someone to a pulp

beat someone severely.
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Cellular deterioration in the skin releases pectinases that greatly aid extraction by reducing pulpiness and releasing pigment.
But the surface gloss does little to disguise the inherent pulpiness of the material.
Mouthfeel can be defined using descriptors such as lubricity, oiliness, smoothness, pulpiness, flavor release, flavor masking, texture, shininess, cling and chalkiness.
It's hard to say whether the intrinsic problem lies in the overheated pulpiness of Woolrich's source or in which aspects of the book the different filmmakers chose to emphasize.
Rough, ridged, or wrinkled skin can also be a sign of thick skin, pulpiness, and lack of juice.
One eye was puffed and closed, the other blinked in puzzlement, and Adair was struck by its pulpiness and light.