- 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.
- electricity or electric power.
- gasoline, fuel oil, etc., used to run an engine.
- Slang. alcoholic liquor.
- money obtained by extortion.
- money loaned at excessive and usually illegal interest rates.
- the interest rate itself.
- influence in the right or convenient place, especially as exerted for selfish or illegal gain.
- gossip or scandal.
- to extract juice from.
- Slang. to drink alcohol heavily: to go out juicing on Saturday night.
- juice up,
- to add more power, energy, or speed to; accelerate.
- to make exciting or spectacular: They juiced up the movie by adding some battle scenes.
- to strengthen; increase the effectiveness of: to juice up the nation's economy.
- stew in one's own juice. stew1(def 10).
Origin of juice
- US slang to make livelyto juice up a party
- (often passive) to cause to be drunkhe got juiced up on Scotch last night
- any liquid that occurs naturally in or is secreted by plant or animal tissuethe juice of an orange; digestive juices
- fuel for an engine, esp petrol
- alcoholic drink
- vigour or vitality
- essence or fundamental nature
- stew in one's own juice See stew 1 (def. 10)
- to extract juice from (fruits or vegetables) in order to drink
Word Origin and History for juice up
1630s, "to suffuse with juice," from juice (n.). Meaning "to enliven" attested by 1964; juiced "drunk" attested by 1946; in reference to steroids, by 2003. Related: Juiced; juicing.
c.1300, "liquid extract obtained by boiling herbs," from Old French jus "juice, sap, liquid" (13c.), from Latin ius "broth, sauce, juice," from PIE root *yeue- "to blend, mix food" (cf. Sanskrit yus- "broth," Greek zyme "a leaven," Old Church Slavonic jucha "broth, soup," Lithuanian juse "fish soup"). Meaning "liquor" is from 1828; that of "electricity" is first recorded 1896.
- The colorless, watery, acidic digestive fluid that is secreted by various glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and consists chiefly of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, and mucin.
Idioms and Phrases with juice up
Give something energy, spirit, or interest. For example, They tried to juice up the party by playing loud music.
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]