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skyrocket

noun sky·rock·et \ ˈskī-ˌrä-kət \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

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First Known Use of skyrocket

1673

in the meaning defined above

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skyrocket

verb

Definition of skyrocket

skyrocketed; skyrocketing; skyrockets
1 : to cause to rise or increase abruptly and rapidly
2 : catapult
: 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

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First Known Use of skyrocket

1886

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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SKYROCKET Defined for English Language Learners

skyrocket

Definition of skyrocket for English Language Learners

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



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