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1(especially of a child) grow taller rapidly.‘when she hit thirteen she shot up to a startling 5 foot 9’
- ‘Realising her foot was firmly stuck she yanked firmly on her foot; it shot up like a spring.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘At the end of the three-day spell that Delhiites like to describe as spring, the mercury shoots up towards the mid-40s on the Celsius scale.’
- ‘In the spring it just starts shooting up like crazy.’
- ‘The ball seats two and shoots up 70 metres on its springs.’
- ‘Matt and Ashlee pointed the tip of the sword at the bird's chest and a beam of light shot up and hit the animal.’
- ‘The torch was lowered but this time instead of the wood slowly catching fire, the wood enflamed rapidly and shot up sky high.’
- ‘He lifted his hand in attempt to move the stick and the entire table shot up, hit the ceiling, and crashed back down to the floor.’
- ‘Drab high-rise, shoddily constructed buildings in poorly designed developments have shot up everywhere.’
- 1.1(of a price or amount) rise suddenly.‘the price of milk had shot up’
rise, go up, leap up, shoot up, soar, surgeView synonyms
- ‘The needle of the dial had shot up to fifty-five. The sweat had sprung out all over Winston's body.’
- ‘The price shoots up for larger sites in sought-after locations with pre-approved planning.’
- ‘She said the number of emergency patients admitted to the hospital has shot up, reaching a figure of 1,600 in March.’
- ‘Sales of computer peripherals steadily grew in 1999 as PC sales shot up, and experts predict a continued growth this year.’
- ‘In fact, the value of all these paintings shoots up to unimaginable rates as they grow older and older.’
- ‘Across Africa and Latin America millions of people will suffer as heating and cooking fuel costs rise and the price of food shoots up.’
- ‘I read in the news that milk prices will be shooting up about 50 cents a gallon.’
- ‘The number shot up to 600 in the developers' first proposals and then increased again to the present 720 for the planning application last year.’
- ‘Prices have shot up to $40 a barrel and are set to rise further.’
- ‘Then the price suddenly shot up, and the options vested within a few months.’
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