tear up
transitive verb Date: 1620 1. to damage, remove, or effect an opening in <
tore up the street to lay a new water main
>
2. to perform or compete with great success on, in, or against <
couples tearing up the dance floor
>
<
a batter who's tearing up the league
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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