soar

soar
soar [so: US so:r] v
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1¦(amounts/prices etc)¦
2¦(in the sky)¦
3¦(spirits/hopes)¦
4¦(look tall)¦
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[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: essorer, from [i]Vulgar Latin exaurare, from Latin aura 'air']
1.) ¦(AMOUNTS/PRICES ETC)¦
to increase quickly to a high level
≠ ↑plummet
Her temperature soared.
The price of petrol has soared in recent weeks.
soaring unemployment
2.) ¦(IN THE SKY)¦
a) to fly, especially very high up in the sky, floating on air currents
She watched the dove soar above the chestnut trees.
b) to go quickly upwards to a great height
The ball soared to left field.
3.) ¦(SPIRITS/HOPES)¦
if your ↑spirits (=the way you are feeling, for example happy, sad etc) or hopes soar, you begin to feel very happy or hopeful
Adam's smile sent her spirits soaring .
4.) ¦(LOOK TALL)¦ [not in progressive]
if buildings, trees, towers etc soar, they look very tall and impressive
Here the cliffs soar a hundred feet above the sea.
a soaring skyscraper

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