Phrasal verbs with " J "


Jabber away: Talk fast or incomprehensibly.

Example: They started JABBERING AWAY about file systems and lost me completely.


Jack around: Make trouble for someone, fail to keep promises.

Example: Don't listen to him- he always JACKS people AROUND.


Jack in: Quit, give up.

Example: I JACKED my job IN because my boss refused to give me a raise.


Jack up: Raise a car to be able to do mechanical work.

Example: We JACKED the car UP and changed the tyre.


Jack up: Increase sharply.

Example: They have JACKED UP the price of oil this month.


Jam on: Apply or operate something forcefully.

Example: Jack JAMMED ON the brakes when the rabbit ran in front of his car.


Jaw away: Talk just for the point of talking rather than having anything to say.

Example: That shows that your interest is not in helping the student, but in JAWING AWAY.


Jazz up: Make something more interesting or attractive.

Example: The show was getting stale so they JAZZED it UP with some new scenes.


Jerk around: Cause someone trouble, treat someone badly.

Example: He was JERKING us AROUND and wouldn't give us the facts.


Jerk around: Behave stupidly.

Example: They were JERKING AROUND during the lecture.


Jerk off: Waste time doing unimportant things.

Example: You should get your work done and stop JERKING OFF.


Joke around: Be funny, or try to.

Example: He's always JOKING AROUND in class.


Jot down: Make a quick note.

Example: I JOTTED DOWN her number on a scrap of paper and I can't find it now.


Juice up: Make something more exciting or perform better.

Example: I need to buy some memory to JUICE my computer UP.


Jump at: Accept eagerly.

Example: I'd JUMP AT the chance to go and live in Japan.


Jump in: Enter a conversation.

Example: He JUMPED IN and told them exactly what he thought.


Jump off: Start quickly, often well.

Example: The IPO JUMPED OFF on the first day.


Jump on: Criticize, attack.

Example: Everyone  JUMPED ON me when I raised the issue.


Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 08:52

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