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skyrocket

[ skahy-rok-it ]
/ ˈskaɪˌrɒk ɪt /
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noun
a rocket firework that ascends into the air and explodes at a height, usually in a brilliant array of sparks of one or more colors.
Also called scarlet gilia. a plant, Ipomopsis aggregata, of the phlox family, native to western North America, having finely divided leaves and clusters of red, trumpet-shaped flowers.
an organized group cheer, usually led by a cheerleader, as at a football or basketball game, which begins with a hissing or whistling and ends with a shout.
verb (used without object)
to rise or increase rapidly or suddenly, especially to unexpected or unprecedented levels: Prices skyrocketed during the war.
verb (used with object)
to cause to rise or increase rapidly and usually suddenly: Economic changes have skyrocketed prices.
to thrust with sudden dramatic advancement; catapult: Talent has skyrocketed him to fame.
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Origin of skyrocket

First recorded in 1680–90; sky + rocket1
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British Dictionary definitions for skyrocket

skyrocket
/ (ˈskaɪˌrɒkɪt) /

noun
another word for rocket 1 (def. 1)
verb
(intr) informal to rise rapidly, as in price
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