Definition of skyrocket in English:



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

    • ‘Wats are to be adorned with lanterns, flowers and joss sticks as symbols of worship, and skyrockets will be lit for three days to celebrate.’
    • ‘There is no other arena that offers such a skyrocket to esteem.’
    • ‘Along with this it vibrates quite violently in the old skyrocket until I get it out and press the yes.’
    • ‘With tailored suits and ties as bright as a skyrocket, he's the Dapper Don.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Edge continues to launch intellectual skyrockets of stunning brilliance.’


[no object]informal
  • (of a price, rate, or amount) increase very steeply or rapidly.

    ‘the cost of housing has skyrocketed’
    • ‘Her loving smile made the guilt in my stomach skyrocket, but freed me of my tears.’
    • ‘When these two lock horns, the film's energy level skyrockets.’
    • ‘We add a touchscreen and suddenly the price for the same spec skyrockets into the $1500 and over range.’
    • ‘Though the bluefin market skyrockets during this time, most of the US catch ends up on the auction block in Tokyo.’
    • ‘The new series' total point fund skyrockets from $750,000 to $2 million.’
    • ‘But when you can rope a World Cup winner, your credibility skyrockets.’
    • ‘One effect of that is that the urge to find ways to make a buck rather than a peso for a work-unit skyrockets.’
    • ‘In the springtime, when the animal has its growth spurt, this shortage skyrockets to 60 percent.’
    • ‘This figure skyrockets when a team reaches the top flight.’
    • ‘My eyes turn to back to Julian and my heartbeat skyrockets.’
    • ‘When you talk about fiction, the number skyrockets to 90 percent.’
    • ‘Homer's popularity skyrockets when he is chosen as the leader of a secret organization.’
    • ‘With the implementation of the new system, Huang told the newspaper he expected to see the number skyrocket to 30 percent.’
    • ‘Grind and roast those beans, and the value skyrockets more than 10 times, to $18 a kilo.’
    • ‘Similarly, the wine list starts at $26 and skyrockets into triple digits pretty quickly.’
    • ‘Indeed, at the first indication of American casualties, political risk skyrockets.’
    • ‘Upon his release, his boxing career skyrockets.’
    • ‘The entertainment level just skyrockets on that second viewing.’
    • ‘Add the proceeds of tax evasion and the figure skyrockets to $1 trillion.’
    • ‘As tuition skyrockets, financial aid has become as elusive as that needle in the proverbial haystack.’
    grow larger, grow greater, grow, enlarge, increase, expand, rise, wax, mount, escalate, accelerate, step up, accumulate, surge, multiply, proliferate, snowball, mushroom
    increase, rise, growth, expansion, escalation, acceleration, surge, stepping-up, proliferation, snowballing, mushrooming, skyrocketing
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