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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Spicy Senorita Adapted from Bodega’s Don Diablo cocktail 1/2 inch jalapeño 2 ounces mezcal such as Alipus Joven 1 ounce guava purée 1 ounce fresh lime juiceHibiscus (Jamaica) Jarritos Muddle jalapeño in cocktail shaker. Sara-mae Albert, ELLE Decor, "How to Be the Ultimate Weekend Host for Out-of-Town Guests," 15 May 2019 Remove the pan from the oven and shred the pork with two forks, letting the meat fall into the fat and juices in the pan. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 Add snap peas to skillet, season with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper, and toss to combine, then toss with lemon zest and remaining juice. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Spring Sauté," 7 Mar. 2019 The diner next to me orders the juice pairing, which includes a selection of herby elixirs, teas, and non-alcoholic cocktails like rose kombucha and mushroom tea. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "What It's Like to Eat at Noma, One of the World’s Most Famous Restaurants," 21 Dec. 2018 The mesquite coals put a shiny glaze over the brisket fat, sealing in the juice underneath. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que," 13 July 2018 Remove from heat and toss with pasta, lemon juice, crab, and basil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pappardelle with Crab, Snap Peas, Orange, and Chiles," 29 Apr. 2019 China’s reciprocal duties will target 545 U.S. products worth about $34 billion, including soybeans, whiskey, orange juice, electric cars, salmon, and cigars. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "On Eve of Trade War, China Warns That Trump’s Tariffs Will Backfire," 5 July 2018 Mexico and Canada, as well as the EU, have targeted foodstuffs, from pork and apples to cheese and orange juice. The Economist, "Harley-Davidson shifts some production out of America," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 He is expected to provide a new perspective on on-track activity and could juice NBC’s viewership numbers considerably. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. ready to kick NASCAR on NBC coverage into new gear," 28 June 2018 This included two Star Wars movies and three Marvel movies, highlighting the company’s ability to take over iconic properties and juice them up further. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Why Disney Can Afford to Pay More for Fox," 20 June 2018 In the past, large banks have followed the Fed’s announcements by almost immediately unveiling plans for dividends, which can juice share prices in after-hours trading. New York Times, "Court to Rule on Mandatory Union Fees, and U.S. May Restrict Chinese Investment," 24 June 2018 Over six decades writing about the most notable criminal proceedings in Britain (the best of these essays are collected in Classic Crimes), Roughead did not need to juice his style with the seeds of anger. Sarah Weinman, The New Republic, "Arthur Conan Doyle, True Detective," 14 June 2018 Higher leverage should juice returns and increase the profits that the lenders distribute to shareholders in dividends. Aaron Back, WSJ, "These Lenders Are Cheering the Spending Bill," 23 Mar. 2018 Many economists expect a pickup to 3% growth the rest of the year amid the $1.5 trillion federal tax cuts, which are expected to juice consumer and business spending, and a federal budget that boosts government outlays by about $300 billion. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Fed stands pat on rates, clears way for June hike," 2 May 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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