jack in

  1. (tr, adverb) slang to abandon or leave (an attempt or enterprise)

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How to use jack in in a sentence

  • The jack-in-the-box has popped, just as we expected it to, but it still made us gasp.

    Amanda Bynes Wigs Out | Kevin Fallon | May 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • But he couldn't see Uncle Wiggily because he was safely hidden in the Jack-in-the-pulpit.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • So that's how the Jack-in-the-pulpit saved the rabbit and very thankful Uncle Wiggily was.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • So the rabbit traveler looked up, and there he saw a flower called Jack-in-the-pulpit looking down on him.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • Twant Absurdam, I'm moest sho, und hit twant Jack-in-de-bed, nudder.

    The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington