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jack

jack

 
pronunciation:
jaek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
every man jack, jack off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a number of devices used to lift all or a part of a heavy object a short distance, as by leverage or hydraulic pressure.
an automobile jack
similar words:
hoist
definition 2: the face card of lowest value in a deck of cards, which usu. depicts a young man in uniform or livery; knave.
similar words:
knave
definition 3: (pl. but used with a sing. verb) a game, usu. played by children, the object of which is to pick up as many small, star-shaped metal pieces as one can while bouncing a ball.
definition 4: any of the metal pieces used in such a game.
definition 5: a device that connects a plug to an electrical circuit.
phrase: every man jack
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jacked, jacking, jacks
definition 1: to lift (something) using or as if using a jack (usu. fol. by up).
The mechanic jacked up the truck.
similar words:
hoist
definition 2: to raise or increase (usu. fol. by up).
The theater jacked up the ticket prices.
definition 3: to encourage or lift the spirits of (usu. fol. by up).
The joke jacked up her morale.
phrase: jack off
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