jack up

jack up
J j


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jak uhp]
    • /dʒæk ʌp/
    • /dʒæk ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak uhp]
    • /dʒæk ʌp/

Definitions of jack up words

  • noun jack up an increase or rise: a recent jack-up in prices. 1
  • verb with object jack up to lift or move (something) with or as if with a jack (usually followed by up): to jack a car up to change a flat tire. 1
  • verb with object jack up Informal. to increase, raise, or accelerate (prices, wages, speed, etc.) (usually followed by up). 1
  • verb with object jack up Informal. to boost the morale of; encourage (usually followed by up). 1
  • verb with object jack up Slang. to mess up, ruin, or injure (usually followed by up): The paint job was all jacked up. I jacked my shoulder when I fell. 1
  • verb with object jack up to jacklight. 1

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Origin of jack up

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English jakke, Jakke used in addressing any male, especially a social inferior, variant of Jakken, variant of Jankin, equivalent to Jan John + -kin -kin; extended in sense to anything male, and as a designation for a variety of inanimate objects

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Parts of speech for Jack up


jack up popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

jack up usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jack up

verb jack up

  • add — ADD is an abbreviation for attention deficit disorder.
  • admonish — If you admonish someone, you tell them very seriously that they have done something wrong.
  • aggrandize — To aggrandize someone means to make them seem richer, more powerful, and more important than they really are. To aggrandize a building means to make it more impressive.
  • amplify — If you amplify a sound, you make it louder, usually by using electronic equipment.
  • anted — Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal.

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