tore up

tore (up)

and torn (up) and tore down
1. mod. distraught; emotionally upset. Fred’s really torn up about the accident.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. He wasn’t just drunk—he was massively tore up.
See also: tore, up
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Then, two days before their opener, projected center fielder Alex Sanchez (signed because incumbent Rocco Baldelli tore up a knee in the off-season) became the first major-league player to test positive for steroids, earning a 10- game suspension.
The helter-skelter racing that tore up the streets of San Francisco is heading for city streets across the country.
No one called me when Ed O'Bannon tore up his knee.