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beat to death

This page is about the collocation beat to death

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to beat a person or animal so badly that it causes death

For example

  • After the riot, the warders beat some of the prisoners to death.

  • In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was beaten to death for speaking to a white woman.

Note:
A related collocation is "beat unconscious"

Quick Quiz

The victims were beaten to death by

a. their killers

b. their doctors

c. their accident

Contributor: Matt Errey