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jack

jack

pronunciation:
jaek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device for lifting a heavy object a short distance by means of a lever.
She used a jack to raise her car so that she could change the tire.
similar words:
hoist
definition 2: the face card with the lowest value in a deck of cards. The jack is pictured as a young man in uniform.
definition 3: (plural but used with a singular verb) a children's game in which one bounces a ball and picks up as many small, star-shaped metal pieces as one can before the ball lands.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: jacked, jacking, jacks
definition 1: to lift using a jack (usually followed by "up").
The mechanic jacked up the truck.
similar words:
hoist
definition 2: to raise or increase (usually followed by "up").
The theater jacked up the price of a ticket.
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