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(all) tore up
1. Very upset or emotional. A colloquial variant of "(all) torn up." Sean has been really tore up since his wife left him. A: "Did you hear that Joe died?" B: "I know, I can't believe it. The whole thing's got me feeling all tore up."
2. Very sorry and remorseful. She's acting all tore up about the whole thing, but really I think she's just sorry she got caught. I know you're angry with him, but Tom's genuinely tore up about what happened.
3. slang Very drunk. Do you remember last night at all? You were so tore up you could barely speak! We're going to the club tonight to get all tore up!
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tore (up)and torn (up)
1. Sl. distraught; emotionally upset. I knew you'd be tore up. Fred's really torn up about the accident.
2. Sl. intoxicated. He wasn't just drunk—he was massively tore up. Boy, was she torn.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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- (all) tore up
- all tore up
- tear (one) a new one
- tear (one's) hair
- tear (one's) heart out
- tear (someone or something) in half
- tear (someone or something) in twain
- tear (someone or something) in two
- tear (someone or something) to pieces
- tear (someone or something) to ribbons
- tear (someone or something) to shreds
- tear (something) on (something)
- tear a strip off (someone)
- tear across (something or some place)
- tear along
- tear apart
- tear around
- tear at
- tear away
- tear down
- tear from (someone or something)
- tear into (some place)
- tear into (someone or something)
- tear loose
- tear loose from (someone or something)
- tear off
- tear off of (someone or something)
- tear out
- tear out (one's) hair
- tear out of (something or some place)
- tear round
- tear someone off a strip
- tear the heart out of (something)
- tear the rag off the bush
- tear through (something)
- tear up
- tear up the pea patch
- tore back
- tore down
- tore up