Definition of skyrocket in English:

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skyrocket

Pronunciation: /ˈskʌɪrɒkɪt/

noun

A rocket designed to explode high in the air as a signal or firework.
Example sentences
  • The crowd at St Heliers Bay was a rowdy bunch that year, with music, alcohol, fireworks, skyrockets and copious amounts of police.
  • The album opens with a string of potential singles, lined up to be launched like skyrockets.
  • With tailored suits and ties as bright as a skyrocket, he's the Dapper Don.

verb (skyrockets, skyrocketing, skyrocketed)

[no object] informal
(Of a price, rate, or amount) increase very steeply or rapidly: the cost of the welfare system has skyrocketed
More example sentences
  • Grind and roast those beans, and the value skyrockets more than 10 times, to $18 a kilo.
  • The entertainment level just skyrockets on that second viewing.
  • As tuition skyrockets, financial aid has become as elusive as that needle in the proverbial haystack.

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