verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for skyrocket
Without a dedicated and proactive rescue force, campaigners fear, the death toll in the Mediterranean will skyrocket.
With an increase in opioid prescriptions starting in the early 2000s, overdoses in the U.S. began to skyrocket.
As temperatures in the Arctic skyrocket, reindeer are suffering staggeringly large, rapid population losses.The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015|Mark Hertsgaard|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once Bulger and Flemmi were within the FBI stable, their business opportunities seemed to skyrocket.
Between emergency-room runs, hospital visits, wheelchairs, and other equipment, costs can skyrocket.‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy|Andrew Carter|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well, you may take just one look at Skyrocket, agreed Mrs. Martin, and then come straight in and go to bed!
That is, he went off all at once, just like a skyrocket, he added.
He made friends with Skyrocket, as Snuff did with Turnover, and the dogs and cats lived happily together.
The soft carpet Ted put in for Skyrocket is there, but our dog is gone.
And how he got Turnover and Skyrocket to stand still long enough to be harnessed up is a wonder!
British Dictionary definitions for skyrocket
Word Origin and History for skyrocket
1680s, type of firework, from sky (n.) + rocket (n.2). The verb, in the figurative sense of "to rise abruptly and rapidly" (often with suggestion of 'and then explode and vanish'") is attested from 1895.