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 And nothing about the rest of Emi Jay’s success has been accidental, although there were some celebrity-level serendipitous events that helped the brand’s star skyrocket. Karin Eldor, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Because everyone is in the mood to watch one family skyrocket to success during a global pandemic. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 18 May 2021 While the daily number of new COVID-19 cases is dropping, Florida still leads the nation in new infections as those caused by mutated strains of the coronavirus skyrocket, according to the latest reports from state health officials. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021 Price increases in road fuel may stoke even more worries about inflation as commodities from oil to lumber to corn skyrocket with the world’s major economies emerging from pandemic restrictions. al, 10 May 2021 Watching the analytics skyrocket during a dentist appointment in San Francisco, Jack Dorsey was struck by how quickly the hashtag was moving. Joe Parkinson, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021 In contrast, tiny Novavax saw shares skyrocket, jumping 71% to $229.72 in mid-morning trading. Lauran Neergaard And Linda A. Johnson, Star Tribune, 29 Jan. 2021 IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange raised proceeds of $21.5 billion year-to-date through Monday, a 717% skyrocket from the same period last year, while the number of issuances almost quintupled to 32. Palash Ghosh, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Any price increases in road fuel may stoke even more worries about inflation as commodities such as oil, lumber and corn skyrocket with the world's major economies emerging from pandemic restrictions. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 10 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The mRNA vaccines in particular make antibody levels skyrocket after the second dose. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 The increase in demand, combined with the hiring challenges, has caused wholesale beef prices to shoot up 49 percent since mid-March and prices of steak cuts to skyrocket 64 percent, according to the Department of Agriculture. New York Times, 2 June 2021 The mRNA vaccines in particular make antibody levels skyrocket after the second dose. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, 2 June 2021 The House Financial Service Committee on Thursday held its third hearing on what caused the shares of GameStop and other companies to skyrocket in January and fall just as fast. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, 7 May 2021 Adding to the problem is the coronavirus, which could see homeless numbers skyrocket in those cities. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 16 Apr. 2021 Additionally, Netflix is competing against other streaming services including rivals such as Disney+ , which has seen its users skyrocket since its launch in November 2019. al, 12 Mar. 2021 Additionally, Netflix is competing against other streaming services including rivals such as Disney+ , which has seen its users skyrocket since its launch in November 2019. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021 The staggering imbalance between Texas’ energy supply and demand also caused prices to skyrocket from roughly $20 per megawatt hour to $9,000 per megawatt hour in the state’s freewheeling wholesale power market. David Koenig And Michael Liedtke, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Feb. 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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Last Updated

7 Jun 2021

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“Skyrocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skyrocket. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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skyrocket

verb

English Language Learners Definition of skyrocket

: to increase quickly to a very high level or amount

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