cut up

[cut up] {v.} 1. {informal} To hurt the feelings of; wound. - Usually used in the passive.

John was badly cut up when Susie gave him back his ring.

2. {slang} To act funny or rough; clown,

Joe would always cut up if there were any girls watching.

At the party Jim and Ron were cutting up and broke a chair.

Compare: FOOL AROUND.