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Jack in [Jack something in].- (job, course, studies) When you jack something in, you stop doing something you don't like. Pack in

  • He decided to jack in his job and spend more time with his family.
  • I can't stand it anymore; I'm going to jack it in.

Jack up [Jack something up].- (car) When you jack something up, you lift it off the ground using a jack.

  • He jacked up the car and changed the wheel in no time. 

Jam on [Jam on something].- (insep) When you jam the breaks on, you use them suddenly with a lot of force. Slam on

  • He jammed on the brakes but it was too late to avoid hitting the other car.

Jazz up [Jazz something up].- (party, salad) When you jazz something up, you make it more interesting or exciting. Liven up

  • One good way to jazz up your salads is by adding toasted nuts.
  • Pictures can really jazz up the computer's desktop.

Join in.- (insep) (work, applause, celebrations, fun, game, discussion) When you join in, you take part or become involved.

  • They couldn't wait to join in the fun. 

Join up.- (insep) When you join up, you become a member of the Armed forces.

  • He packed in his job and joined up.

Jot down [Jot something down].- (address, number, message) When you jot something down, you make a quick and short note of something.

  • Jot it down before you forget it.

Jumble up.- (insep) (papers, thoughts, ideas, emotions) When things are jumbled up, they are all mixed together. Mix up

  • Everything gets so jumbled up in my life that I never know which direction I'm supposed to be going, or why, or when I'll reach what I'm looking for.

Jump at [Jump at something].- (insep) (chance, offer, opportunity) When you jump at something, you take it quickly. Leap at

  • He told the budding actors to jump at every opportunity they can to perform Shakespeare.

Jump off [Jump off something].- (insep) (bus, train, plane, boat, horse, roof, cliff, bridge) When you jump off a vehicle or a place, you leave it suddenly by jumping. Get off Jump on

  • I jumped off the boat onto the dock thinking this would help and lost my balance, scraping my knees and elbows. It was a terrible experience.

 

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