skyrocket
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈskaɪˌɹɒk.ɪt/
Noun

skyrocket (plural skyrockets)

  1. A type of firework that uses a solid rocket engine to rise quickly into the sky where it emits a variety of effects such as stars, bangs, crackles, etc.
  2. (by extension) A rebuke, a scolding.
  3. (UK, Australia, rhyming slang) Pocket.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: fusée d'artifice
  • German: Feuerwerksrakete
  • Italian: razzo
  • Russian: сигна́льная раке́та
Translations Verb

skyrocket (skyrockets, present participle skyrocketing; past and past participle skyrocketed)

  1. To increase suddenly and extremely; to shoot up; to surge or spike.
    The shortage caused prices to skyrocket.
Antonyms Translations
  • French: grimper en flèche, monter en flèche, exploser
  • German: emporschnellen, hochschnellen, explodieren
  • Italian: andare alle stelle, balzare alle stelle
  • Portuguese: ir às alturas, elevar-se às alturas
  • Russian: подска́кивать



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