- soar [so: US so:r] v▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(amounts/prices etc)¦2¦(in the sky)¦3¦(spirits/hopes)¦4¦(look tall)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[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 unemployment2.) ¦(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
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.