Definitions for jack up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jack, jack up(verb)

    lift with a special device

    "jack up the car so you can change the tire"

Wiktionary

  1. jack up(Verb)

    To raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.

  2. jack up(Verb)

    To raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates.

  3. jack up(Verb)

    To ruin; wreck; mess up; screw up; sometimes as a bowdlerized substitution for fuck up.

  4. jack up(Verb)

    To give up; to abandon (something); to jig up, throw up, chuck up (give up, concede); to discontinue; to leave a job, break a contract; to jack in

  5. jack up(Verb)

    To organise something.

  6. Origin: * Sense of “hoist with a jack” is from 1885; then, “increase prices, etc.” (1904, American English); both ultimately from noun jack


Translations for jack up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

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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