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skyrocket

noun sky·rock·et \ ˈskī-ˌrä-kət \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of skyrocket

:2rocket 1a

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First Known Use of skyrocket

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skyrocket

verb

Definition of skyrocket

transitive verb
1 :to cause to rise or increase abruptly and rapidly
intransitive verb
:to shoot up abruptly
  • prices are skyrocketing

Examples of skyrocket in a Sentence

  1. His popularity skyrocketed after his latest movie.

  2. the crisis has caused oil prices to skyrocket

Recent Examples of skyrocket from the Web

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First Known Use of skyrocket

1886


SKYROCKET Defined for English Language Learners

skyrocket

verb

Definition of skyrocket for English Language Learners

  • : to increase quickly to a very high level or amount



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