[ skahy-rok-it ]
/ ˈskaɪˌrɒk ɪt /
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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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How to use skyrocket in a sentence
A photo of that ass-grab skyrocketed across the media landscape.Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity|Caryn James|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time he returned to his dressing room, his career had skyrocketed.‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark?|Jason Lynch|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During that time, the amount of money for-profit education firms have spent on lobbying has skyrocketed.Why the University of Phoenix’s Favorite Congressman Killed the GI College Aid Bill|Aaron Glantz|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, since the 1970s, our yearly sugar consumption has skyrocketed along with the incidence of diabetes and obesity.The Heart Association’s Junk Science Diet|Dr. Barbara H. Roberts|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since the election, consumer prices in Argentina have skyrocketed, climbing 2.4 percent in November alone.Argentina’s Drag & Drop Democracy|Jeff Campagna|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, at least the common shares of the concern had skyrocketed following the victory.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
The price on your kisses has just skyrocketed to a million apiece.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
Her respect for the strange, the birdlike man from Down-Under skyrocketed.The Brain|Alexander Blade
British Dictionary definitions for skyrocket
/ (ˈskaɪˌrɒkɪt) /
another word for rocket 1 (def. 1)
(intr) informal to rise rapidly, as in price
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