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jack someone up

verb phrase

  1. To rebuke, esp to revive a sense of duty: The sergeant had to jack the whole platoon up (1896+)
  2. To rob, esp at gunpoint (1960s+)
  3. To thrash; trounce; clobber (1960s+)
  4. Of the police, to stop and search someone, demand identification, question harshly, etc; roust, take on (1960s+ Black)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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