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  • v. To raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.
  • v. To raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates.
  • v. To ruin; wreck; mess up; screw up; sometimes as a bowdlerized substitution for fuck up.
  • v. To give up; to abandon (something); to jig up, throw up, chuck up (give up, concede); to discontinue; to leave a job, break a contract; to jack in
  • v. To organise something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lift with a special device


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  • Whitey said that being rejected didn’t bother him so much as the fact that he felt he was used by Bonilla’s agent, Dennis Gilbert, to jack up the price for Bonilla.

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  • They then had to jack up the house four inches at a time, straighten it up and ease it back on to supporting chocks.



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