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To injure or damage someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bung" and "up." That car accident really bunged my back up. My car is still bunged up from the accident—I really need to take it to the mechanic.
Injured or damaged. My back is still bunged up from that car accident a few months ago My car is all bunged up from the accident—I really need to take it to the mechanic.
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bung something up
to damage someone or something by blows. Don't let the watermelon roll around in the trunk of your car. You don't want to bung it up. Last time I put up the storm windows, I really bunged up my hands.
battered or bruised. It used to be a nice table, but it got all bunged up. What happened to Jane? Her face was bunged up.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.