shoot up

verb

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 \ noun

Examples of shoot up in a Sentence

gas prices shot up seemingly overnight

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MoviePass majority shareholder Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc was on top of the world last October, its share price shooting up to $32.90 from $2.50 in less than a month. Sarah Toy And Emily Bary, WSJ, "The Spectacular Rise and Fall of MoviePass," 9 July 2018 An opinion survey published in late June indicated the League has shot up from its 17.4 percent support showing in the election to 31.2 percent among eligible voters. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy's anti-migrant minister steals partner party's show," 8 July 2018 An opinion survey published in late June indicated the League has shot up from its 17.4 percent support showing in the election to 31.2 percent among eligible voters. Washington Post, "Italy’s anti-migrant minister steals partner party’s show," 8 July 2018 Daniels denied involvement with the Dec. 31 shooting in Orlando, but told Flanagan that his house had recently been shot up during a shootout, police said. Michael Williams, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Code words, YouTube videos and shell casings lead Sanford police to homicide suspect," 7 July 2018 First develop the trunk by training a vigorous shoot up along a 1 to 2 inch pole. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Your Own Kiwis In Your Backyard," 6 Feb. 2018 After his announcement, shares in Madison Square Garden Co. shot up, according to Crain's. Jenna West, SI.com, "Report: James Dolan May Be Preparing to Sell Knicks, Rangers," 29 June 2018 Here, unit sales of Hennessy VS shot up 43 percent, from 96,000 to 138,000, leading to a shortage. Mark Dent, Philly.com, "Forget craft beer - Philly loves brandy," 28 June 2018 Several marijuana company stocks immediately shot up on the news. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "These 6 Cannabis Stocks Shot Up After Canada Legalized Marijuana," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of shoot up

1890, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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