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juice (js)
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n.
1.
a. A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue: fruit juice; meat braised in its own juices.
b. A bodily secretion: digestive juices.
c. The liquid contained in something that is chiefly solid.
2. A beverage made from fruit juice or fruit-flavored syrup that is often combined with sweeteners, water, or other ingredients.
3. A substance or quality that imparts identity and vitality; essence.
4. Slang Vigorous life; vitality.
5. Slang Political power or influence; clout.
6. Slang
a. Electric current.
b. Fuel for an engine.
7. Slang Funds; money.
8. Slang
a. Alcoholic drink, especially liquor.
b. A substance, such as a steroid, taken to enhance performance in an athletic event.
c. A usually flavored liquid prepared for use in an e-cigarette or similar device.
9. Slang Racy or scandalous gossip.
v. tr. juiced, juic·ing, juic·es
To extract the juice from.
v. intr.
Slang
1. To drink alcoholic beverages excessively.
2. To take a steroid or other substance to enhance athletic performance.
Phrasal Verb:
juice up Slang
To give energy, spirit, or interest to.

[Middle English jus, from Old French, from Latin iūs.]

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