jack in (third-person singular simple present jacks in, present participle jacking in, simple past and past participle jacked in)
- (transitive, idiomatic, Britain) To stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.
- I've had enough of working nights, so I'm going to jack in my job.
- I'm going to jack my job in.
- (music recording, computing, electronics) To insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.
- (science fiction) To connect a brain directly to a computer.
1986, Gibson, William, “Winter Market”, in Burning Chrome, page 129:
She couldn't move, not without that extra skeleton, and it was jacked straight into her brain, myoelectric interface.
- In the British idiom, the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.