juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Definition of juice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2 : a motivating, inspiring, or enabling force or factor creative juices
3 : a medium (such as electricity or gasoline) that supplies power
4a juices plural : the natural fluids of an animal body
b : the liquid or moisture contained in something
5a : the inherent quality of a thing : essence
b : strength, vigor, vitality pioneers … full of juice and jests— Sinclair Lewis
6 slang : liquor
7 slang : exorbitant interest exacted of a borrower under the threat of violence
8 slang : influence, clout

juice

verb
juiced; juicing

Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to extract the juice of
2 : to add juice to

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Other Words from juice

Noun

juiceless \ ˈjüs-​ləs How to pronounce juiceless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of juice in a Sentence

Noun

a glass of apple juice a variety of fruit juices the juice of a steak gravy made with real beef juices His camera ran out of juice because he forgot to replace the battery.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The idea is to extract maximum color and tannin from the skins before pressing them off the juice, making a bigger, more powerful red wine. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Wine 101: Key terms to help you find the bottle of your dreams," 13 Sep. 2019 Teams of two people stomp on piles of grapes and collect the juice. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "The ultimate guide to Oktoberfest in Colorado, 2019 edition," 13 Sep. 2019 The creaminess of the Greek yogurt helps take it from super dense to an almost oatmeal cookie batter consistency and the juice of the berries takes it further. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Good vibes reggae, eats at 3Natives | Review," 12 Sep. 2019 Smashburger’s signature technique is to smash the beef patty on a 400-degree flat grill to sear in the juices and flavor. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Casinos put the sizzle in red-hot burger trend," 8 Sep. 2019 For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart Shaped Herb, which grows only in Wakanda. David Canfield, EW.com, "An original Black Panther novel centered on Shuri will publish next year," 4 Sep. 2019 Run line: With Cincinnati being the lean, the extra juice on the Reds‘ +1.5, -145. Skip Snow, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds odds predictions, picks and best bets," 4 Sep. 2019 Move the thighs over indirect heat and cook until the juices run clear and the meat is no longer pink at the bone, about 30 minutes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Labor Day cookout: 3 sure-fire ideas for the grill," 28 Aug. 2019 One key breakthrough: the addition of a third fuel tank, giving the plane the juice to travel up to 10 hours, about double the duration most airlines associate with a single-aisle plane. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airbus Wants to Change the Way We Fly Long Haul," 28 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The eligibility criteria for September’s debate are tighter, meaning that lower-polling candidates will need to juice their scores and fundraising to keep their campaigns alive. Jennifer Epstein, Fortune, "Joe Biden Stakes Out Centrist Position on Immigration, Asylum Policy During Democratic Debate," 31 July 2019 Meanwhile, coordinator Darrell Bevell used his mobility to juice a run game spearheaded by Marshawn Lynch. Albert Breer, SI.com, "How the Colts Are Pushing Forward Without Andrew Luck," 26 Aug. 2019 Thus a half-point drop would be a positive surprise, andwould probably juice the stock market the most. Larry Light, Fortune, "Here Are the Fed’s Four Options for a Rate Cut—and How the Market Will React to Each," 29 July 2019 Alibaba is looking to juice its growth, which has been held in check by Amazon and threatened by trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, "China’s Alibaba is taking on Amazon, opening its e-commerce platform to more U.S. sellers," 23 July 2019 Sustainable single-party governance usually requires that party to win sweeping electoral majorities — not simply juice the turnout of 45 percent of the electorate. Fred Bauer, National Review, "The Fundamental Tension of the Trump Presidency," 19 July 2019 Any company that wanted to juice its average daily attendance allotment could switch students between the different calendars, so that the child never had any breaks. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "How does a $50 million charter scam work? Here’s what happened in California (before 11 people were indicted).," 17 June 2019 The risk is this will simply juice another bubble in the Chinese bond market, just like the one the central bank pricked in early 2017. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Why China’s Deleveraging Has Faltered," 23 Nov. 2018 Why include these unrelated federal offices in the calculation, unless the goal is to juice the Democratic average? The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Gerrymandering a State Constitution," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of juice

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for juice

Noun

Middle English jus, from Anglo-French, broth, juice, from Latin; akin to Old Norse ostr cheese, Greek zymē leaven, Sanskrit yūṣa broth

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juice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of juice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruits
: the liquid part of meat
informal : something (such as electricity) that provides power

juice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to remove juice from (a fruit or vegetable)

juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Kids Definition of juice

1 : the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruit
2 : the liquid part of meat

juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Medical Definition of juice

1 : the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2a : a natural bodily fluid (as blood, lymph, or a secretion) — see gastric juice, intestinal juice, pancreatic juice
b : the liquid or moisture contained in something

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