juice up(redirected from juices them 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. Sl. to make something more powerful. How much did it cost to juice this thing up? Wally juiced up his car.
2. Sl. to turn on the electricity to something. It's time to juice the stage lights up. Juice up the stage lights.
Sl. to drink one or more alcoholic drinks. Hey, man, let's go out and juice up tonight. Stop juicing up every night.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Give something energy, spirit, or interest. For example, They tried to juice up the party by playing loud music.
2. Change something to improve its performance, as in That old jeep's motor got juiced up in the shop, or Lowering interest rates is one way to juice up the economy. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To make something more interesting or lively: The writers juiced up the plot line. The comedian juiced his act up.
2. To make something more powerful: I juiced up the punch with more rum. We need to juice the engine up with a tune-up.
3. To drink to the point of intoxication: The clients juiced up at the bar after the conference.
4. To become drunk. Used in the passive: He got juiced up on cheap wine last night.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
in. to drink one or more alcoholic drinks. Hey, man, let’s go out and juice up tonight.
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