Definition of Jack Up in English :

Define Jack Up in English

Jack Up meaning in English

Meaning of Jack Up in English

Pronunciation of Jack Up in English

Jack Up pronunciation in English

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Jack Up

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1. jack, jack up

lift with a special device

Example Sentences:
'jack up the car so you can change the tire'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Jack Up

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verb (adverb)
1. (transitive)
to increase (prices, salaries, etc)
2. (transitive)
to raise (an object, such as a car,) with or as with a jack
3. (intransitive) slang
to inject oneself with a drug, usually heroin
4. (intransitive) Australian informal
to refuse to comply; rebel, esp collectively
5. New Zealand informal
to initiate, organize, or procure
noun jack-up
6. New Zealand informal
something that has been contrived or achieved by dishonest means
New Zealand informal
something that has been contrived or achieved by dishonest means

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Jack Up

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to raise by means of a jack
2.  US, Informal
to raise (prices, salaries, etc.)
3.  US, Informal
to reproach for misbehavior or neglect
to encourage to perform one's duty

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Jack Up

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1. often Jack Informal A man; a fellow.
a. One who does odd or heavy jobs; a laborer.
b. One who works in a specified manual trade. Often used in combination: a lumberjack; a steeplejack.
c. Jack A sailor; a tar.
3. Abbr. J Games A playing card showing the figure of a servant or soldier and ranking below a queen. Also called knave.
4. Games
a. jacks (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A game played with a set of small, six-pointed, traditionally metal pieces and a small ball, the object being to pick up the pieces in various combinations.
b. One of the six-pointed pieces so used.
5. Sports A pin used in some games of bowling.
a. A usually portable device for raising heavy objects by means of force applied with a lever, screw, or hydraulic press.
b. A wooden wedge for cleaving rock.
7. A device used for turning a spit.
8. Nautical
a. A support or brace, especially the iron crosstree on a topgallant masthead.
b. A small flag flown at the bow of a ship, usually to indicate nationality.
9. The male of certain animals, especially the ass.
10. Any of various food and game fishes of the family Carangidae, found in tropical and temperate seas.
11. A jackrabbit.
12. A socket that accepts a plug at one end and attaches to electric circuitry at the other.
13. Slang Money.
14. Applejack.
15. Slang A small or worthless amount: You don't know jack about that.
v. jacked, jack·ing, jacks
1. To hunt or fish for with a jacklight: hunters illegally jacking deer.
a. To move or hoist by using a jack. Often used with up: jacked the rear of the car to replace the tire.
b. To raise (something) to a higher level, as in cost. Often used with up: "Foreign producers jacked up the price on some steels by over 100%" (Forbes).
3. Baseball To hit (a pitched ball) hard, especially for a home run.
4. Slang
a. To steal: Someone jacked my bike.
b. To rob or cheat: The dealer jacked me on the price.
1. To hunt or fish by using a jacklight.
2. To plug into an electronic device by means of a jack.

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