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past tense and past participle of jack entry 2


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variants or jacked up
informal : very excited, enthused, or energized
The crowd was jacked.
Jacked with adrenaline, he muscled up the long, knuckle-shredding crack …Jim Vermeulen
… he still holds a grudge. He has to—that's the way he gets jacked up for every play.Gene Wojciechowski
After hours of waiting, all jacked up on coffee and worry, here was something we could do something about.P. J. O'Rourke
informal, of an automobile : customized to sit higher than usual
The same logic applies to "monster trucks"—trucks that are jacked up with super-high suspension kits and wider wheelbases …Brian Prestwood
a car with a jacked rear end
also : greatly enhanced (as in size, style, or performance)
It boasts a healthy inventory of jacked up cars under the tagline, "We specialize in impractical vehicles for middle-aged men." Rich Manieri
If you want the GT40 in "Ford v Ferrari" to sound like a jacked 1966 race car rather than a purring 2020 Prius, you need to trick out your TV with a sound bar. Rebecca Day
usually jacked informal : having or being a highly muscular physique
He was annoying, but with his dark hair, green eyes, and jacked body, Perry was hotter than any man she'd ever seen.Chris Clinton
"Let's be real … I've got a receding hairline, I'm slow and I'm probably not the most jacked up with abs and all that, but I'm still going to beat you one-on-one. Settle down."Joe Ingles
usually jacked up informal : high on drugs and especially stimulant drugs
A Wall Street stockbroker can get jacked up on cocaine before going into the trading pit, yet nobody questions his bottom line.Chuck Closterman
usually jacked up informal : injured or hurt
"My neck is pretty jacked up, and a lot of it is because of what I've done in the past."David Baas

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How did Hugh get so jacked, man? Brendan Morrow, The Week, 9 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1935, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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The first known use of jacked was circa 1935

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“Jacked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacked. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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