"to get jacked up" meaning.
“Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22"
Is it a light way to say "to f up something", or "to smash something", or "to have fun by destroying/beating something" ?
In the United States the phrase has 2 meanings:
Something has been broken, or something barely works (My computer is jacked up = My computer doesn't work)
To get excited, or enthusiastic. This one fits the example that you gave in the post
This phrase is not very common, but it is still used so you should definitely take note
'Jacked-up' normally means 'raised using a jack' (an hydraulic device for prizing heavy objects off the ground—'we jacked up the car to change the wheel'). I always assumed that the use of it as 'excited' was just a figurative extension of this. However, I've never heard it used to mean 'literally raised' with regard to people (unless they are literally sitting on a jack). In the context of the article, it is certainly being used figuratively.
This is the relevant passage:
- She appeared to brag about how excited her son gets around guns in a comment posted on Facebook a day before the accident. “Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22,” Gilt wrote.
The woman says that her 4 year old gets very excited about target shooting with the .22(a small rifle). Ironically, she was probably more excited than the 4 year old when he shot her in the back the next day.