American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A firework that ascends high into the air where it explodes in a brilliant cascade of flares and starlike sparks.
- v. To rise or cause to rise rapidly and suddenly: Wheat prices skyrocketed. Discovery of oil here has skyrocketed land values.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies: a species of firework.
- To move like a sky-rocket; rise suddenly, explode, and disappear: literally or figuratively.
- n. 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.
- n. by extension a rebuke, a scolding.
- n. rhyming slang pocket.
- v. To increase suddenly and extremely; to shoot up; to surge or spike.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.
- v. To rise rapidly; -- usually used figuratively, as of prices.
- n. sends a firework display high into the sky
- n. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
- v. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
- sky + rocket (Wiktionary)
“The thought that without this site my productivity at work will skyrocket is cold comfort.”
“Sometimes lost, I think, in the discussions of what happens to the world if oil prices really skyrocket is the fact it's really really cheap to ship things on water.”
“EU Referendum: Galileo costs to "skyrocket" - shock!”
“Austrian Mint, the world's largest marketer of pure gold coins, best known for its Philharmonic bullion coin, has seen demand for gold coins skyrocket over the past few months, according to”
“Instead of spending, they are saving because they have no confidence that tomorrow's interest rates will not again skyrocket.”
“SanDisk assures us that the price will not skyrocket, which is a relief.”
“On the subject of the bombshell quotes from Barack Obama about "bankrupting" the coal industry and making electric rates "skyrocket" - about which I audio excerpt of which Hugh has since posted separately - the San Francisco Chronicle is now furiously trying to cover its collective fanny in a spectacularly unconvincing fashion.”
“skyrocket" - more than tripling over the coming decade to $723 billion a year, the office said.”
“President Barack Obama's popularity in the Muslim world, which polls show to be waning of late, would "skyrocket" if the current round of Middle East peace talks are a success.”
“As President Obama personally predicted, his own plan will make our electricity rates "skyrocket" as higher costs are passed on to consumers.”
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