- electricity or electric power.
- gasoline, fuel oil, etc., used to run an engine.
- 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.
verb (used with object), juiced, juic·ing.
verb (used without object), juiced, juic·ing.
- 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.
Origin of juice
Examples from the Web for juice
Understanding my own dreams had a lot to do with getting me off the juice.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While juice cleanses and weight loss colonics seem like relatively recent inventions, they have a long history.
They were fed with good food and juice and given classes on Islam each day.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS|Yusuf Sayman|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Potemkin distillers are going to have all the juice they need for years to come.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you plan to take in vapor in such amounts, you have to get juice with a low nicotine content to avoid poisoning yourself.
These are large, deep vessels, provided with copper steam coils in the bottom for the purpose of heating the juice.
Two pounds of sugar, two quarts of water, and the juice of six oranges, mixed.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
This is done in order to sear the entire surface and thus prevent the loss of the juice.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Put a pound of loaf sugar into the pan which receives the juice, and let it remain until the sugar is dissolved.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;|Charlotte Campbell Bury
When the jam is cooked to the proper consistency, the juice should test as for jelly.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- fuel for an engine, esp petrol
- alcoholic drink
- vigour or vitality
- essence or fundamental nature
Word Origin for juice
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.
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with juice
- juice up
- stew in one's own juice