skyrocket


1sky·rock·et

noun \ˈskī-ˌrä-kət\

Definition of SKYROCKET

:  2rocket 1a

First Known Use of SKYROCKET

1688

2skyrocket

verb

: to increase quickly to a very high level or amount

Full Definition of SKYROCKET

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to rise or increase abruptly and rapidly
2
:  catapult
intransitive verb
:  to shoot up abruptly <prices are skyrocketing>

Examples of SKYROCKET

  1. His popularity skyrocketed after his latest movie.
  2. <the crisis has caused oil prices to skyrocket>

First Known Use of SKYROCKET

1851

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