jack sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “jack sth up” in the English Dictionary

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jack sth up

phrasal verb with jack uk   us   /dʒæk/ verb

jack sth up (LIFT)

to ​raise a ​heavyobject such as a ​car off the ​ground with a ​jack

jack sth up (INCREASE)

informal disapproving to ​increase the ​price of something ​suddenly and by a ​largeamount: Once the ​touristsarrive, the ​restaurantsjack up ​theirprices.
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