What does jack up mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jack up.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jack, jack up(verb)

    lift with a special device

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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jack up in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jack up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hidetoshi Shibata:

    Chinese companies do pay quite a lot, the concerns are that they jack up M&A valuations and that they become huge rivals.

  2. Blue Cross:

    Without these programs to fall back on, many insurance companies likely will need to jack up their premiums even higher or bail out of the exchanges all together.

  3. Jim Bagwell:

    Around trade shows, hotels jack up the prices. So it's a lot more convenient to get an apartment, and if you're going with two or three other people you can stay at the same place, get more done and save money, with hotels you have to pay for parking and other fees.

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