Dictionary: letter J
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- He decided to jack in his job and spend more time with his family.
- I can't stand it anymore; I'm going to jack it in.
- He jacked up the car and changed the wheel in no time.
2 [jack something up] (prices, profits, rates, wages) increase
- They're jacking up prices for their international customers.
- The company jacked up profits and said it is cautiously optimistic.
- Credit card companies are jacking up interest rates.
- He jammed on the brakes but it was too late to avoid hitting the other car.
jazz up [jazz something up] (party, salad) make something more interesting or exciting liven up
- One good way to jazz up your salads is by adding toasted nuts.
- Pictures can really jazz up the computer's desktop.
- This is a jazzed up version of an old time favorite.
- They couldn't wait to join in the fun.
- She joined in the conversation with Caroline and me.
- He packed in his job and joined up.
jot down [jot something down] (address, number, message) make a quick and short note of something
- Jot it down before you forget it.
- Everything gets so jumbled up in my life that I never know which direction I'm supposed to be going.
- He told the budding actors to jump at every opportunity they can to perform Shakespeare.
- The coach jumped at the chance to manage Manchester United again.
- I couldn't believe it, but I jumped at the offer.
- I jumped off the boat onto the dock thinking this would help and lost my balance, scraping my knees and elbows. It was a terrible experience.
- Emergency services spent hours searching for the man who jumped off the bridge.