juice something up

juice up

1. slang To change or make an addition to something to make it livelier, more powerful, or more effective. A noun or pronoun can be used between "juice" and "up." He has spent months juicing up his hot rod—you should hear that thing roar. I think we need to juice up our cover art a little. Right now it reads a little bland.
2. slang To get or become drunk. After college, I realized I had to stop juicing up at every opportunity. She got juiced up at the reception and started making a scene.
3. slang To use anabolic steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs. You could tell he's been juicing up, judging by his grotesquely muscular physique. I juice up occasionally to help boost my performance at the gym, but I still put in a lot of hard work. The athlete was suspected of juicing up for most of his career.
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juice something up

1. tv. to make something more powerful. How much did it cost to juice this thing up?
2. tv. to turn on the electricity to something. It’s time to juice the stage lights up.
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