Tear-up meaning

To tear into pieces.

The student tore up his test after he found out his mark of 20%.

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(idiomatic) To damage.

The lacrosse practice really tore up the field.

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(idiomatic) To succeed dramatically in (an area of endeav) or against.

In his first year, his hitting tore up the league's opposing pitchers.

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(intransitive) To shed tears.
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To wrench out of the ground.

We tore up the weeds from the allotment.

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