soar

soar
[[t]sɔ͟ː(r)[/t]]
soars, soaring, soared
1) VERB If the amount, value, level, or volume of something soars, it quickly increases by a great deal. [JOURNALISM]

Insurance claims are expected to soar...

Shares soared on the stock exchange...

[V prep/adv] ...figures showed customer complaints had soared to record levels and profits were falling.

[V prep/adv] The temperature in the south will soar into the hundreds.

[V-ing] ...soaring unemployment.

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2) VERB If something such as a bird soars into the air, it goes quickly up into the air. [LITERARY]

[V prep/adv] If you're lucky, a splendid golden eagle may soar into view...

[V prep/adv] Buzzards soar overhead at a great height...

[V n] The two sheets of flame clashed, soaring hundreds of feet high.

3) VERB Trees or buildings that soar upwards are very tall. [LITERARY]

[V prep/adv] The steeple soars skyward.

[V-ing] ...the soaring spires of churches like St Peter's.

4) VERB If music soars, it rises greatly in volume or pitch. [LITERARY]

[V prep] The music soared to the rafters, carrying its listeners' hearts...

[V-ing] His soaring voice cuts straight to the heart. [Also V]

5) VERB If your spirits soar, you suddenly start to feel very happy. [LITERARY]

For the first time in months, my spirits soared.


English dictionary. 2008.

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