Juice results from pressing or crushing plants, fruit, or any substance that contains liquid. There are many different kinds of juice.
- Grape juice is made by crushing grapes.
- Orange juice is made from squeezed oranges.
- Apple juice comes from apples that are blended and pressed.
- Ralph likes to drink grapefruit juice because it’s so tart.
- Gloria likes to make fresh lemonade with real lemon juice.
- Wine and other alcoholic beverages come from juice that has been allowed to ferment. (ferment = age over time)
The word "juicy" is an adjective:
- The oranges I got from the store weren’t very juicy. They were kind of dry.
- Blueberries are plump and juicy when they are in season.
- Charles likes to order a juicy steak every once in a while when he goes out to eat. (juice = blood)
We also use the word "juice" when talking about energy from gasoline, electricity, or some other source.
- My cell phone is low on juice. (The battery is low on stored energy.)
- To make your car go faster, step on the accelerator to give it more juice.
- Coffee is the juice that gets me going in the morning.
Sometimes the phrase "juice up" is used to describe something that is made more powerful.
- Jerry got all juiced up on a wheat grass drink, claiming it made him healthier.
- My neighbor juiced up a small Toyota Corolla with a turbo-charged engine.
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Date of publication: September 15, 2016