Definition of juice in English:

juice

Syllabification: juice
Pronunciation: /jo͞os
 
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noun

  • 1The liquid obtained from or present in fruit or vegetables: add the juice of a lemon
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    liquid, fluid, sap; extract; nectar
  • 1.1A drink made from fruit or vegetable juice: a carton of orange juice
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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 juice
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    • 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.
  • 1.5 informal Gasoline: he ran out of juice on the last lap
  • 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 city
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    • 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.
  • 1.7North American informal Alcoholic drink.
  • 1.8North American informal Anabolic steroids.
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    • 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 juices
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    energy, power, stamina, steam

verb

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  • 1Extract the juice from (fruit or vegetables): juice one orange at a time
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    • 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 interest
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    • 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.
  • 3 (as adjective juiced) North American informal Drunk.

Derivatives

juiceless

adjective
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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.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin jus 'broth, vegetable juice'.

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