Definition of skyrocket in English:


Line breaks: sky|rocket
Pronunciation: /ˈskʌɪrɒkɪt


  • A rocket designed to explode high in the air as a signal or firework.
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    • 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)

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  • (Of a price, rate, or amount) increase very steeply or rapidly: the cost of the welfare system has skyrocketed
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    • 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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