to a pulp

Definition of to a pulp

  1. —used to say that someone or something is very badly beaten, mashed, smashed, etc. He threatened to beat them to a (bloody) pulp.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the soft, succulent part of a fruit usually composed of mesocarp

    :  stem pith when soft and spongy

    :  a soft mass of vegetable matter (as of apples) from which most of the water has been extracted by pressure

  1. :  to reduce to pulp

    :  to cause to appear pulpy

    :  to deprive of the pulp


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