Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A firework that ascends high into the air where it explodes in a brilliant cascade of flares and starlike sparks.
  • intransitive & transitive verb To rise or cause to rise rapidly and suddenly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.
  • intransitive verb To rise rapidly; -- usually used figuratively, as of prices.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun by extension a rebuke, a scolding.
  • noun rhyming slang pocket.
  • verb To increase suddenly and extremely; to shoot up; to surge or spike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sends a firework display high into the sky
  • noun propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  • verb shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sky +‎ rocket

Examples

  • The thought that without this site my productivity at work will skyrocket is cold comfort.

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  • 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.

    Eschaton

  • EU Referendum: Galileo costs to "skyrocket" - shock!

    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

    Coin Sale Due; It's a Big One

  • Instead of spending, they are saving because they have no confidence that tomorrow's interest rates will not again skyrocket.

    Weathering the Storm—Manitoba's Economy

  • SanDisk assures us that the price will not skyrocket, which is a relief.

    Gizmodo

  • 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.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • 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.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • 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.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

  • 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.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

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