- To tear into pieces.
- The student tore up his test after he found out his mark of 20%.
- (idiomatic) To damage.
- The lacrosse practice really tore up the field.
- (idiomatic) To succeed dramatically in (an area of endeav) or against.
- In his first year, his hitting tore up the league's opposing pitchers.
- (intransitive) To shed tears.
- To wrench out of the ground.
- We tore up the weeds from the allotment.