Значение идиомы tear up

[tear up] {v.} 1. To dig a hole in; remove the surface of; removefrom the surface.

The city tore up the street to lay a new waterpipe.

Mother tore up the carpeting in the living room and had anew rug put in.

2. To tear into pieces.

Mary tore up the oldsheets and made costumes for the play out of the pieces.

John toreup his test paper so that his mother wouldn’t see his low grade.


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