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skyrocket

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noun sky·rock·et \ˈskī-ˌrä-kət\

1688

First Known Use of skyrocket

1688


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skyrocket

verb sky·rock·et

Definition of skyrocket

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to rise or increase abruptly and rapidly

  3. 2 :  catapult

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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>

1851

First Known Use of skyrocket

1851


SKYROCKET Defined for English Language Learners


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skyrocket

verb sky·rock·et

Definition of skyrocket for English Language Learners

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



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