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  • skyrocket — sky‧rock‧et [ˈskaɪˌrɒkt ǁ ˌrɑː ] verb [intransitive, transitive] to increase quickly and suddenly; = ROCKET: • The Middle East crisis caused oil prices to skyrocket. • The government s tough market oriented reforms that have sent prices… …   Financial and business terms

  • skyrocket — sky rock et (sk[imac] r[o^]k [e^]t), v. i. To rise rapidly; usually used figuratively, as of prices. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skyrocket — sky rock et (sk[imac] r[o^]k [e^]t), n. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skyrocket — (n.) 1680s, from SKY (Cf. sky) + ROCKET (Cf. rocket) (n.2). The verb, in the figurative sense of to rise abruptly and rapidly, is attested from 1895 …   Etymology dictionary

  • skyrocket — [v] soar arise, ascend, catapult, escalate, go through the ceiling*, go through the roof*, lift, rise, rocket, shoot, shoot up, take off, tower, vault up, zoom; concepts 148,150 …   New thesaurus

  • skyrocket — ► NOUN ▪ a rocket designed to explode high in the air as a signal or firework. ► VERB (skyrocketed, skyrocketing) informal ▪ (of a price or amount) increase very rapidly …   English terms dictionary

  • skyrocket — ☆ skyrocket [skī′räk΄it] n. a fireworks rocket that explodes in midair in a shower of colored sparks vi., vt. to rise or cause to rise rapidly [meat prices skyrocketed] …   English World dictionary

  • Skyrocket — A skyrocket is a type of firework that uses a solid rocket motor to rise quickly into the sky. At the apex of its ascent, it is usual for a variety of effects (stars, bangs, crackles, etc.) to be emitted. Sky rockets use various stabilisation… …   Wikipedia

  • skyrocket — UK [ˈskaɪˌrɒkɪt] / US [ˈskaɪˌrɑkət] verb [intransitive] Word forms skyrocket : present tense I/you/we/they skyrocket he/she/it skyrockets present participle skyrocketing past tense skyrocketed past participle skyrocketed if an amount, value, or… …   English dictionary

  • skyrocket — 1. noun /ˈskaɪˌɹɒk.ɪt/ a) a type of firework that uses a solid rocket motor to rise quickly into the sky where it emits a variety of effects such as stars, bangs, crackles, etc. b) (by extension) a rebuke, a scolding. 2. verb /ˈskaɪˌɹɒk.ɪt/ To… …   Wiktionary

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