- 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
Related Words for juice upinvigorate, enliven, stimulate, empower, motivate, excite, reinforce, electrify, strengthen, trigger, animate, recreate, rejuvenate, buoy, brighten, entertain, galvanize, spice, prime, enable
verb (tr, adverb)
- fuel for an engine, esp petrol
- alcoholic drink
- vigour or vitality
- essence or fundamental nature
Word Origin for juice
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.
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]
In addition to the idiom beginning with juice
- juice up
- stew in one's own juice