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To “jack up” an automobile is to raise it higher (in order to change a tire or do other repairs). So it shouldn't be too hard to guess what it means to “jack up” prices!

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JACK UP   高くする、つり上げる


  • To jack up something (for example, prices) is to increase it by a large amount.
  • jack up something とは、例えば価格などを、大幅に高くする、引き上げる、つり上げる、という意味です。



  1. The airlines always jack up ticket prices at this time of the year. It's the most expensive time to fly.
  2. It sounds like the U.S. president wants to jack up taxes on American companies doing business overseas.
  3. They sure have jacked up research spending recently. It's gone from 8% of the total budget to 20% in just three years.
  4. Lobbyists for the industry are jacking up the pressure on MITI (= Ministry of International Trade and Industry) to ease trade barriers.

英会話レッスンIt's been real! Now have a terrific weekend!