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Phrasal Verbs

shoot up

This page is about the phrasal verb shoot up

INFORMAL

Meaning

to quickly increase in size, number or level

Synonym

soar

For example

  • shoot up Oil prices shot up by nearly forty percent when war was declared.

  • shoot up When news of the oil strike got out, the company's shares shot up in value.

Quick Quiz

The value of gold has really shot up since last year, and it's now

a. much cheaper

b. much worse

c. much more expensive

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