bust up

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bust up (third-person singular simple present busts up, present participle busting up, simple past and past participle busted up)

  1. (US, informal) To physically damage or ruin
    • 2005, Ken Shamrock, Beyond the Lion's Den: The Life, The Fights, The Techniques
      The doctor told me nothing that I didn't already know; my hand was busted up pretty good. It was too early to tell how badly it had been busted up, but I was most definitely out of the tournament.