tear up

verb

Definition of tear up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to damage, remove, or effect an opening in <tore up the street to lay a new water main>

  3. 2 :  to perform or compete with great success on, in, or against <couples tearing up the dance floor> <a batter who's tearing up the league>

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