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Definitions of skyrocket

  1. shoot up abruptly
  2. sends a firework display high into the sky
  3. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  4. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket; " prices skyrocketed"
  5. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.
  6. A kind of firework that ascends and explodes high in the air.
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Usage examples for skyrocket

  1. A skyrocket ascended in Hatch's mind and burst, illuminating the whole tangled story. – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  2. They burst a skyrocket of windows into the night. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  3. I never lost my nerve yet till we kidnaped that two- legged skyrocket of a kid. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  4. The time Skyrocket fell in! – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  5. It's one of these dinky brimless affairs, with skyrocket trimmin' on the back, and it fits down over her face like a mush bowl over Baby Brother; but under the rim you could detect some chemical blonde hair and a pair of pink ears ornamented with pearl pendants the size of fruit knife handles. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  6. I once admired for device a skyrocket and for motto- Let me perish so I be exalted. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  7. A big Christmas for both of us; you as sound and round as a peach again, and me shooting up like a skyrocket on the pay- roll. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  8. And since it has got wind that the Marquis is sweet upon the concern, the bonds are going up like a skyrocket – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  9. So you want to drop the orator idea unless you mean to go into politics just to perform the skyrocket act. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  10. It had for some mysterious reason glibly identified as reaction burst into fragments and vanished in a skyrocket chaos. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  11. Each tone sent forth its accompanying group like sparks from a skyrocket – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  12. She departed from us with her son like a skyrocket – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  13. Didn't tell you, did I, about Mallory's doin' the skyrocket act? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  14. Oh, I wonder if that's Skyrocket – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  15. I am now a skyrocket – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. So I climbs aboard, Babe opens the cut- out, and we make a skyrocket start. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford