shoot up

verb
shot up; shooting up; shoots up

Definition of shoot up

transitive verb

1 : to shoot or shoot at especially recklessly cowboys shooting up the town
2 : to inject (a narcotic drug) into a vein

intransitive verb

: to inject a narcotic into a vein

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Other Words from shoot up

shoot-up \ ˈshüt-​ˌəp How to pronounce shoot up (audio) \ noun

Examples of shoot up in a Sentence

gas prices shot up seemingly overnight
Recent Examples on the Web The Robinhood-style firm, which boasts nearly 12 million users, has seen its stock shoot up nearly 1,400% in the past year. Jennifer Wang, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Eason also was faulted for not writing an official report after receiving a tip in February 2016 that the shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was making threats on social media to shoot up a school. NBC News, 14 May 2021 Eason also was faulted for not writing an official report after receiving a tip in February 2016 that the shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was making threats on social media to shoot up a school. CBS News, 14 May 2021 Portland parks would see their budget shoot up from $7.2 million to $12 million. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 3 May 2021 Gross margins shoot up, labor costs go down, and the total addressable market goes from a few clients to every company in America — even the world. Lewis Schiff, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Two popular releases shoot up the Gaon Albums chart this week, breaking into the top 10 yet again. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Peter Uihlein and Richy Werenski shot a 67, with six birdies and one bogey, to shoot up the leaderboard from 18th to third. Brett Martel, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021 Peter Uihlein and Richy Werenski shot a 67, with six birdies and one bogey, to shoot up the leaderboard from 18th to third. Brett Martel, ajc, 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of shoot up

1890, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of shoot up was in 1890

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6 Jun 2021

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“Shoot up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoot%20up. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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