Nearby words

  1. jugulate,
  2. jugulo-omohyoid node,
  3. jugulodigastric node,
  4. jugum,
  5. jugurtha,
  6. juice man,
  7. juice up,
  8. juiced,
  9. juicehead,
  10. juicer

Idioms

    stew in one's own juice. stew1(def 10).

Origin of juice

1250–1300; Middle English ju(i)s < Old French jus < Latin jūs broth, soup, sauce, juice

Related formsjuice·less, adjective

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for juice up

juice up

verb (tr, adverb)

US slang to make livelyto juice up a party
(often passive) to cause to be drunkhe got juiced up on Scotch last night

juice

noun

any liquid that occurs naturally in or is secreted by plant or animal tissuethe juice of an orange; digestive juices
informal
  1. fuel for an engine, esp petrol
  2. electricity
  3. alcoholic drink
  1. vigour or vitality
  2. essence or fundamental nature
stew in one's own juice See stew 1 (def. 10)

verb

to extract juice from (fruits or vegetables) in order to drink
Derived Formsjuiceless, adjective

Word Origin for juice

C13: from Old French jus, from Latin

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for juice up
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for juice up

juice

[jōōs]

n.

A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue.
A bodily secretion, especially that secreted by the glands of the stomach and intestines.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with juice up

juice up

1

Give something energy, spirit, or interest. For example, They tried to juice up the party by playing loud music.

2

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]

juice

In addition to the idiom beginning with juice

  • juice up

also see:

  • stew in one's own juice
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.