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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!
See also: 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.

tore

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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With a horrified shriek she tore herself from Tarzan's arms, and the ape-man turned just in time to ward with his arm a terrific blow that De Coude had aimed at his head.
I had but one child, one darling, one hope, one joy, which I held to my heart with a mother's affection, which was my life, my prayer, my--my blessing; and they-- they tore it from me--tore it from me"; and she put her hand to her heart with a passionate gesture of despair, burying her face for a moment on the bed.
Though vaguely conscious, he lay without movement while the ice tore by, great cakes of it caroming against the bank, uprooting trees, and gouging out earth by hundreds of tons.
When the lift came, his face ground forward, and the splintery wood tore and crushed the skin from nose, lips, and chin; and, face downward, he slipped on and down to the bottom of the boat till his limp middle collapsed across the gunwale and his legs hung down outside.
When he received the letter of complaint from the banker's wife, he tore it up and laughed unpleasantly.
They'd had all the dogs shut up, so they wouldn't scare off the robbers; but by this time somebody had let them loose, and here they come, making powwow enough for a million; but they was our dogs; so we stopped in our tracks till they catched up; and when they see it warn't nobody but us, and no excitement to offer them, they only just said howdy, and tore right ahead towards the shouting and clattering; and then we up-steam again, and whizzed along after them till we was nearly to the mill, and then struck up through the bush to where my canoe was tied, and hopped in and pulled for dear life towards the middle of the river, but didn't make no more noise than we was obleeged to.
On the very brink of the abyss he tore the collar from my neck--that was the last I saw of him.
The mysterious sun-sickness, which the experts of Australia could not fathom, still ripped and tore my tissues.