tore back

tore back

slang Severely drunk or hungover. Give me your keys—you're too tore back to drive home! I was so tore back that whole next day that I could barely get any work done.
See also: back, tore
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to back

verb
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tore back

and to back (... ˈto ˈbæk)
torn back = hungover. (Black.) Man, was I to back!
See also: back, tore
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Kim tore back down the ditch till he reached a point opposite his second resting-place, slipped across the road like a weasel, and re-coiled himself in the blanket.
Holmes rushed at the bell-pull, tore back a small sliding shutter, and, plunging in his hand, pulled out a photograph and a letter.
I was smoking my pipe quietly by my dismantled steamer, and saw them all cutting capers in the light, with their arms lifted high, when the stout man with mustaches came tearing down to the river, a tin pail in his hand, assured me that everybody was 'behaving splendidly, splendidly, dipped about a quart of water and tore back again.
Seeing an opportunity, my friend and I leapt up, now coated in mud, and tore back toward the pickup truck as fast as our legs would carry us.
Smart did the honours but once again the visitors tore back into the Rush, camping on their line and eventually scoring from a huge scrummage effort to narrow to 15-10 with 15 minutes to play.
Phil, 41, said: "I felt something loose inside so I tore back a bit of the tape.
"The commandant said to me, 'Roger, go and find that flag which is at the back of my car in the car park.' So we tore back in a jeep, hooting to get the various spectators out of the way."
Yes, there were more misplaced passes than you would see at the Camp Nou, but you hardly had a chance to dwell on them as the two sides tore back and forth with remarkable intensity.
She gingerly tore back the top, and there was her beloved brother, face now pink as the wrapping paper: "Surprise!" Organising Jo's 40th birthday was more complicated than any television programme.
Flintoff and England colleague James Anderson, however, tore back at the visitors on an incredible day of cricket in which 20 wickets fell.
But Flintoff and England colleague James Anderson tore back at the visitors on an incredible day of cricket in which 20wickets fell.
President Botha tore back that Archbishop Tutu advocated armed struggle and "was on a wicked path." Each said he loved South Africa more than the other.
However, the Vale tore back downfield determined to score again and the Mills kick gave them a deserved three points.
O'Brien said: ``Wolfe Tone was a very nice two-year-old who won well at Galway and we were looking forward to him last year, but he tore back muscles in the spring and when he came right the season was nearly over.