skyrocket

noun
sky·​rock·​et | \ ˈskī-ˌrä-kət How to pronounce skyrocket (audio) \

Definition of skyrocket

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skyrocket

verb
skyrocketed; skyrocketing; skyrockets

Definition of skyrocket (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cause to rise or increase abruptly and rapidly
2 : catapult

intransitive verb

: to shoot up abruptly prices are skyrocketing

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Synonyms & Antonyms for skyrocket

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of skyrocket in a Sentence

Verb His popularity skyrocketed after his latest movie. the crisis has caused oil prices to skyrocket
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Despite recent hurdles and antitrust concerns, Amazon’s stock price continued to skyrocket, rewarding its founder with an ever-increasing fortune. Rachel Sandler, Forbes, 4 July 2021 The tests vary from year to year, but generally involve the Fed testing to see how much in losses the banking industry would take if unemployment were to skyrocket and economic activity were to severely contract. Ken Sweet, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 That is prompting investors to turn their attention to newer digital assets such as DigiByte, VeChain and SafeMoon in the hunt for cheaper alternatives that could be the next to skyrocket. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 6 May 2021 Winter in Tulum coincides with the high season, so while the normally hot and humid weather is at its most pleasant, hotel rates tend to skyrocket, especially around the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year's. Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021 Though consumer interest in legal themes on television continued to skyrocket, Court TV came to be seen as an outdated curiosity, a 1990s force as influential but irrelevant as grunge. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2021 Student loan debt, the second-biggest type of household debt after mortgages, continues to skyrocket, reaching nearly $1.6 trillion. Clio Chang, The New Republic, 1 Mar. 2021 As chat and video application usage for organizations continues to skyrocket, organizations need to address the reality that these digital conversations are not comparable to in-person, hallway or elevator conversations. Devin Redmond, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Małysa, whose heart defect causes his blood pressure to skyrocket and damage the arteries in his lungs and in the heart, is currently at home in southern Poland and receiving hospice care, the page reports. NBC News, 18 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb If interest rates skyrocket or the amount spent falls or stagnates, so will Doge. Fortune, 5 May 2021 Boise: Hospitals are bursting at the seams as coronavirus numbers continue to skyrocket across the state, prompting officials to call on residents to serve as volunteers to help keep medical facilities operating. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2021 There is clear guidance from science on the appropriate course of action for K–12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, as infection rates continue to skyrocket with the rise of the Delta variant. 500 Women Scientists, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2021 Kentucky's unemployment claims continue to skyrocket Almost 157,000 Kentuckians have received unemployment insurance payments since April 9, Gov. Andy Beshear's administration said Tuesday. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 These factors will decrease older condos’ value, while prices in luxury buildings will continue to skyrocket. Terry Spencer And Freida Frisaro, chicagotribune.com, 7 July 2021 Without additional action soon, however, experts say ransoms will continue to skyrocket, financing better criminal intelligence-gathering and tools that only worsen the global crime wave. Frank Bajak, ajc, 21 June 2021 Without additional action soon, however, experts say ransoms will continue to skyrocket, financing better criminal intelligence-gathering and tools that only worsen the global crime wave. Frank Bajak, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 Without additional action soon, however, experts say ransoms will continue to skyrocket, financing better criminal intelligence-gathering and tools that only worsen the global crime wave. NBC News, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of skyrocket

Noun

1673, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1886, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of skyrocket was in 1673

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23 Sep 2021

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“Skyrocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skyrocket. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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skyrocket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of skyrocket

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skyrocket

verb

English Language Learners Definition of skyrocket (Entry 2 of 2)

: to increase quickly to a very high level or amount

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