from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A firework that ascends high into the air where it explodes in a brilliant cascade of flares and starlike sparks.
- transitive v. To rise or cause to rise rapidly and suddenly: Wheat prices skyrocketed. Discovery of oil here has skyrocketed land values.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a type of firework that uses a solid rocket motor to rise quickly into the sky where it emits a variety of effects such as stars, bangs, crackles, etc.
- n. a rebuke, a scolding.
- n. pocket.
- v. To increase suddenly and extremely; to shoot up; to surge or spike.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.
- intransitive v. To rise rapidly; -- usually used figuratively, as of prices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies: a species of firework.
- To move like a sky-rocket; rise suddenly, explode, and disappear: literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sends a firework display high into the sky
- n. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
- v. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
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