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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JACKED

The arch forms were moved ahead on iron rails and jacked into place.

He heard a click, then a hum, as the recorder was jacked into his headset circuit.

That there time you jacked me up I was a night in a place down by the river.

They jacked up the rear wheels of the trailer, then started to unload.

Carefully, he caught a thread in the lapel of his jacked and pulled it free.

The wheels should be jacked up just sufficiently to clear the ground.

Prices have not yet been jacked up to "all the traffic will stand."

Jacked reined-in his horse and rose in his stirrups to obtain a better view.

In the meantime, the chauffeur had tremblingly "jacked up" the car.

After the rink carpenter had jacked up the floor a little I went out again.

WORD ORIGIN

masc. proper name, 1218, probably an anglicization of Old French Jacques (which was a diminutive of Latin Jacobus; see Jacob), but in English the name always has been associated with Johan, Jan "John," and some have argued that it is a native formation.

Alliterative coupling of Jack and Jill is from 15c. (Ienken and Iulyan). In England, applied familiarly or contemptuously to anybody (especially one of the lower classes) from late 14c. Later used especially of sailors (1650s; Jack-tar is from 1781). In U.S., as a generic name addressed to an unknown stranger, attested from 1889.

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