1. Shot multiple times. My car was parked outside the bank during the robbery, and it got totally shot up during the gunfight between the criminals and the police. The poor man was so shot up by the time he arrived at the hospital that the doctors had little chance of saving his life.
2. Intoxicated as a result of taking intravenous drugs, especially heroin. I grew up watching so many people around me waste their lives getting shot up that I vowed never to touch any kind of drug as long as I lived. I stumbled into one of the bedrooms during the party where a few people were getting shot up.
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1. and shot-away mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Well, you see, he’s shot-up and can’t come to the phone.
2. mod. severely injured by gunshots. Tom got himself shot-up in a hunting accident.
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