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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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