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English definition of “beat/knock/whale the tar out of sb”

beat/knock/whale the tar out of sb

US informal
to hit someone forcefully and repeatedly: The boxer knocked the tar out of his opponent.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of beat/knock/whale the tar out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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