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jack

 (jăk)
n.
1. often Jack Informal A man; a fellow.
2.
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.
6.
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
v.tr.
1. To hunt or fish for with a jacklight: hunters illegally jacking deer.
2.
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.
v.intr.
1. To hunt or fish by using a jacklight.
2. To plug into an electronic device by means of a jack.
Phrasal Verbs:
jack around
1. To spend time idly.
2. To toy, tinker, or mess: He's been jacking around with that motor for days.
3. To take unfair advantage of, deceive, or manipulate.
jack off Vulgar Slang
1. To masturbate. Usually used of a man.
2. To bring (someone) to orgasm.
jack up
To excite emotionally.

[From the name Jack, from Middle English Jakke, possibly from Old French Jacques, from Late Latin Iacōbus; see Jacob. N., sense 15, short for jack shit. V. tr., senses 4a and b, short for hijack.]

jack′er n.

jack up

vb (adverb)
1. (Commerce) (tr) to increase (prices, salaries, etc)
2. (tr) to raise (an object, such as a car,) with or as with a jack
3. (intr) slang to inject oneself with a drug, usually heroin
4. (intr) informal Austral to refuse to comply; rebel, esp collectively
5. informal NZ to initiate, organize, or procure
n
informal NZ something that has been contrived or achieved by dishonest means
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.jack up - lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

jack up

verb
1. hoist, raise, elevate, winch up, lift, rear, uplift, lift up, heave, haul up, hike up, upraise They jacked up the car.
2. increase, raise, put up, augment, advance, boost, expand, add to, enhance, step up (informal), intensify, enlarge, escalate, inflate, amplify The company would have to jack up its prices.
Translations
يَرْفَع
zdvihnout
hæve med donkraft
tjakka
krikoyla kaldırmak

w>jack up

vt sep
caraufbocken
(inf) prices, wages, interest rates(in die Höhe) treiben

jack

(dʒӕk) noun
1. an instrument for lifting up a motor car or other heavy weight. You should always keep a jack in the car in case you need to change a wheel.
2. the playing-card between the ten and queen, sometimes called the knave. The jack, queen and king are the three face cards.
jack up
to raise (a motor car etc) and keep it supported, with a jack. You need to jack up the car before you try to remove the wheel.
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