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Definitions of skyrocket

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

  1. Didn't tell you, did I, about Mallory's doin' the skyrocket act? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. 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
  3. Each tone sent forth its accompanying group like sparks from a skyrocket. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  4. 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
  5. They burst a skyrocket of windows into the night. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  6. It had for some mysterious reason glibly identified as reaction burst into fragments and vanished in a skyrocket chaos. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  7. I am now a skyrocket. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
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