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juice

[joos]
noun
1.
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.
2.
the liquid part or contents of plant or animal substance.
3.
the natural fluids of an animal body: gastric juices.
4.
essence, strength, or vitality: He's still full of the juice of life.
5.
any extracted liquid.
6.
Slang.
a.
electricity or electric power.
b.
gasoline, fuel oil, etc., used to run an engine.
7.
Slang. alcoholic liquor.
8.
Slang.
a.
money obtained by extortion.
b.
money loaned at excessive and usually illegal interest rates.
c.
the interest rate itself.
9.
Slang.
a.
influence in the right or convenient place, especially as exerted for selfish or illegal gain.
b.
gossip or scandal.
verb (used with object), juiced, juicing.
10.
to extract juice from.
verb (used without object), juiced, juicing.
11.
Slang. to drink alcohol heavily: to go out juicing on Saturday night.
Verb phrases
12.
juice up,
a.
to add more power, energy, or speed to; accelerate.
b.
to make exciting or spectacular: They juiced up the movie by adding some battle scenes.
c.
to strengthen; increase the effectiveness of: to juice up the nation's economy.
Idioms
13.
stew in one's own juice. stew ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English ju(i)s < Old French jus < Latin jūs broth, soup, sauce, juice

juiceless, adjective
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juice (dʒuːs)
 
n
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
 
vb
5.  to extract juice from (fruits or vegetables) in order to drink
 
[C13: from Old French jus, from Latin]
 
'juiceless
 
adj

juice up
 
vb
1.  slang (US) to make lively: to juice up a party
2.  (often passive) to cause to be drunk: he got juiced up on Scotch last night

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Word Origin & History

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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Medical Dictionary

juice (jōōs)
n.

  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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Slang Dictionary

juice definition


  1. n.
    liquor; wine. : Let's go get some juice and get stewed.
  2. in.
    to drink heavily. : Both of them were really juicing.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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juice up definition


  1. in.
    to drink one or more alcoholic drinks. : Hey, man, let's go out and juice up tonight.
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Idioms & Phrases

juice up

  1. Give something energy, spirit, or interest. For example, They tried to juice up the party by playing loud music.

  2. Change something to improve its performance, as in That old jeep's motor got juiced up in the shop, or Lowering interest rates is one way to juice up the economy. [Slang; second half of 1900s]

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