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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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Non-woods like hemp contain a fourth as much lignin (the glues and sugars that are in all plant material) as wood, and that means less chemical and energy demand when the fiber is pulped, reports Living Tree Paper.
Additional testing to optimize recoveries of the high-grade pulped material, and to confirm the efficacy of leaching at the 65:35 low-grade to high-grade ratio are recommended.
Application: Laboratory results suggest that wheat straw and hardwood chips can be pulped concurrently in sodium carbonate to produce a superior corrugating medium for board manufacture.
Laboratory studies indicate that wheat straw and hardwood chips can be pulped simultaneously in sodium carbonate liquor to produce corrugating medium.