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ID #4714

jack up

v. phr. 1. [cf. Brit. slang idem DES, Scots jeck to neglect a piece of work CSDI to ruin (a piece of work): [student asking about a quiz]  Did I jack it up? (Nassau). (Black)

2. [cf. OED jag to make ragged or uneven by cutting or tearing; cf. also def. 1] to cut (a board or piece of cloth) crookedly. = GIN OR GIN UP, GNAW UP (Black)

3. [US Black idem DAS; cf. Brit. slang lay on the jack to thrash DHS, Scots jakmen a landlords's fight retainers CSD] to give someone a beating. (Gen.)

4. [cf. US slang jack off idem DAS, from ejaculate] to masturbae. (Andros, White)

Tags: sexuality, verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2012-10-02 20:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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Comment of Jenny Morris:
I have used this term a lot of times as a young Bahamian with my friends and family members. One example of how I would use this term is, "Why she had to jack up that woman car?" That means that I am trying to figure out why a lady knocked another's car.
Added at: 2016-02-16 05:07