[joos] /dʒus/
the natural fluid, fluid content, or liquid part that can be extracted from a plant or one of its parts, especially of a fruit:
"orange juice."
the liquid part or contents of plant or animal substance.
the natural fluids of an animal body:
"gastric juices."
essence, strength, or vitality:
"He's still full of the juice of life."
any extracted liquid.
  1. electricity or electric power.
  2. gasoline, fuel oil, etc., used to run an engine.
Slang. alcoholic liquor.
  1. money obtained by extortion.
  2. money loaned at excessive and usually illegal interest rates.
  3. the interest rate itself.
  1. influence in the right or convenient place, especially as exerted for selfish or illegal gain.
  2. gossip or scandal.
verb (used with object), juiced, juicing.
to extract juice from.
verb (used without object), juiced, juicing.
Slang. to drink alcohol heavily:
"to go out juicing on Saturday night."
Verb phrases
juice up,
  1. to add more power, energy, or speed to; accelerate.
  2. to make exciting or spectacular:
    They juiced up the movie by adding some battle scenes.
  3. to strengthen; increase the effectiveness of:
    to juice up the nation's economy.
stew in one's own juice. stew (def 5).
1250–1300; Middle English ju(i)s < Old French jus < Latin jūs broth, soup, sauce, juice
Related forms
juiceless, adjective
Example Sentences for juice
Milk, lemon juice or baking soda mixed with water can be used as invisible ink.
When fully mature, the fruit has bright orangish yellow skin and juice.
The juice from the center of the plant is heated and processed to produce a syrup.
Attention all future space tourists: on your first day up, avoid juice and dried fruit.
Fresh fruit pops are one easy step beyond homemade juice bars.
Use a sweet fruit juice, juice concentrate or rice syrup in place of white sugar.
For all variations, the amount of fruit juice and sugar varies but the yolks, butter and salt remain constant.
Eat the whole fruit instead of drinking fruit juice.
Later you'll explain that you didn't think it would leak everywhere because you'd already squeezed out all the juice.
Squeeze the lemons over the water to extract the juice and then throw the halves into the water.
British Dictionary definitions for juice
juice (dʒuːs)
1.  any liquid that occurs naturally in or is secreted by plant or animal tissue: the juice of an orange; digestive juices
2.  informal
 a.  fuel for an engine, esp petrol
 b.  electricity
 c.  alcoholic drink
3.  a.  vigour or vitality
 b.  essence or fundamental nature
4.  stew in one's own juice See stew
5.  to extract juice from (fruits or vegetables) in order to drink
[C13: from Old French jus, from Latin]

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Word Origin and History for juice
late 13c., from O.Fr. jus, from L. jus "broth, sauce, juice," from PIE base *yus- (cf. Skt. yus- "broth," O.C.S. jucha "broth, soup," Lith. juse "fish soup"). Meaning "liquor" is from 1828; that of "electricity" is first recorded 1896. Juicy "lively, interesting" first recorded in this sense 1838.
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juice in Medicine

juice (jōōs)

  1. A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue.

  2. A bodily secretion, especially that secreted by the glands of the stomach and intestines.

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: a juice dealer/ juice man

  1. Liquor; booze, the SAUCE : liquor much stronger than the present-day juice/ Those people just don't hold the juice (1828+)
  2. Money, esp illegally obtained and used by gamblers, loan sharks, etc : The juice, the C, the commission (1940s+ Underworld)
  3. The interest paid on a usurious loan; vigorish : interest, known in the trade as vigorish, vig, or juice (1940s+ Underworld)
  4. Electricity; current and voltage : Turn on the juice so we can see something (1896+)
  5. Gasoline; motor fuel : If you have a light supply of juice you climb at about 200 mph (1909+)
  6. A fuel additive for cars, esp hot rods; pop (1960s+ Hot rodders & car racing)
  7. Nitroglycerin; soup (1925+)
  8. Influence; clout, pull : ''What's juice?'' ''I guess you'd call it pull. Or clout'' (1935+)
  9. Methadone, often administered in fruit juice (1960s+ Narcotics)
  10. Anabolic steroids : About 60 per cent of the wrestlers he knew during the 1980s used steroids, commonly known as ''juice'' (1980s+)
  11. Authority; power : It was the stuff of cool and ultimate victory. The Redskins have the juice, the Broncos don't/ As one of the oldest gangsters in the neighborhood, Bogard had the credibility, or ''juice,'' to call the shots (Black 1980s+ hip-hop & street talk)

To hit the ball hard and far; slug2 : The club starts struggling a bit, so he starts trying to juice the ball (1960s+ Baseball)


bug juice, happy-juice, joy-juice, jungle-juice, limey, moo-juice, torpedo juice

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In addition to the idiom beginning with juice, also see stew in one's own juice.

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