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shoot up

Definition of shoot up in English:

1(Especially of a child) grow taller rapidly: when she hit thirteen she shot up to a startling 5 foot 9
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  • The torch was lowered but this time instead of the wood slowly catching fire, the wood enflamed rapidly and shot up sky high.
  • Looking at Eric this morning, we both don't think he's grown much in the last couple of weeks; he shot up after the first week but now seems to have stalled.
  • ‘They've got a picture of a nine-month-old baby and got computer graphics to make it look like it's shooting up,’ says Braithwaite, growing louder by the second.
1.1(Of a price or amount) rise suddenly: the price of milk had shot up
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  • Then the price suddenly shot up, and the options vested within a few months.
  • I read in the news that milk prices will be shooting up about 50 cents a gallon.
  • Prices have shot up to $40 a barrel and are set to rise further.
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