- 1The liquid obtained from or present in fruit or vegetables: add the juice of a lemonMore example sentences
- Once the cheese has melted, add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
- Add mustard and all of the herbs and spices to the white sauce then add lemon juice.
- Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and herbs in a small saucepan.
- 1.1A drink made from fruit or vegetable juice: a carton of orange juiceMore example sentences
- Since the surgery, the woman has eaten strawberries and chocolate and drunk coffee and fruit juice, her doctors said.
- Choose water, club soda, diet soda, fruit juice, tea and coffee first.
- I drink only orange juice, never tea or coffee, which would only increase my level of impatience.
- 1.2 (juices) Fluid secreted by the body, especially in the stomach to help digest food.More example sentences
- Artichoke leaf extract stimulates digestive juices like saliva and bile to help you break down food.
- The pancreas makes and secretes digestive juices and enzymes, which help break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
- It usually starts in the inner lining of the tube that the digestive juices flow through.
- 1.3 (juices) The liquid that comes from meat or other food when cooked.More example sentences
- Cook meat thoroughly; juices should be brown, not pink or red.
- Pour on the marinade juices and cook for one hour in a medium oven.
- Pass the cooking juices through a food mill into a saucepan and stir in the lemon juice.
- 1.4 • informal Electrical energy: the batteries have run out of juiceMore example sentences
- Switches, outlets and fixtures are the gateways through which your electrical juice pours.
- There is no need to wait on the engine as there is plenty of electric juice to launch the vehicle.
- You need electric juice to mix up all those fruity summer drinks to be enjoyed poolside.
- 1.6North American • informal Influence or power, especially in a political or business context: Lucchese was involved in the case and he had a certain amount of juice around the cityMore example sentences
- As the P.A.'s clerk, I was some sort of a big shot myself; in con jargon, I had a lot of ‘juice’.
- You should have enough juice to get the Agency to cooperate with you.
- 1.8North American • informal Anabolic steroids.More example sentences
- The third argument, of course, is that barring steroids is all about fairness; that it's iniquitous when some players are on the juice and others aren't.
- Want evidence that the steroid crackdown is working and the players aren't using using juice as much?
- I still don't believe the juice use is as widespread as he would like us to think.
- 1.9 (juices) A person’s vitality or creative faculties: it saps the creative juicesMore example sentences
energy, power, stamina, steam
- When we're excited about a project, our creative juices and mental faculties are in full gear.
- My creative juices boil at the prospect of national stardom.
- Flavors get lighter and fruitier in the spring and that sap-rising energy gets creative juices flowing, and pouring.
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- 1Extract the juice from (fruit or vegetables): juice one orange at a timeMore example sentences
- My mother had often sprinkled the multifaceted, ruby-like pomegranate seeds on fruit salads at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I had never considered juicing the fruit.
- Eating the fruit or extracting the seeds and juicing them is time-consuming and messy (the juice stains).
- If people don't like eating vegetables, they suggest juicing them.
- 2 (juice something up) North American • informal Liven something up: they juiced it up with some love interestMore example sentences
- In fact, it's almost as if the situation of a love letter juices them up and gives them some of their best prose that they can then put into their fiction.
- Anytime the pace seems to flag (it does so with clockwork precision) the music is juiced up and things explode and then our heroes are back where they started - negotiating even bigger plot-holes.
- Portfolios have sunk along with the technology stocks that juiced them up.
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- In front of a bristling, Bristol crowd Pietersen pounded a quite astonishing innings that transformed England from a juiceless juggernaut into a valiant vehicle still on the winning track.
- After spending time with Gina and contemplating my own woefully juiceless existence, I resolved to do something about it.
- Words, he says, are useless; they've been used up until they're thoroughly juiceless.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin jus 'broth, vegetable juice'.