Definition of Shoot up

1. Verb. Rise dramatically. "Prices shot up overnight"

Generic synonyms: Increase

Definition of Shoot up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To grow taller rapidly. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To fire many bullets at. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) or (transitive) To inject (a drug) intravenously. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoot Up

shoot off
shoot off at the mouth
shoot one's bolt
shoot one's mouth off
shoot oneself in the foot
shoot out
shoot the boots
shoot the breeze
shoot the bull
shoot the messenger
shoot the moon
shoot through
shoot through like a Bondi tram
shoot up (current term)
shooting box

Literary usage of Shoot up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"Flames would shoot up in several places at once from buildings in close proximity to the fire, and in a short time there were eighteen houses on fire on ..."

2. The New American Gardener, Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of by Thomas Green Fessenden (1842)
"Nothing more is necessary to be done until they shoot up their tops; then, on a dry day, they are earthed up, like potatoes, and kept free from weeds, ..."

3. The Principles of Agriculture by Albrecht Daniel Thaer (1844)
"... moved from the soil; as they will otherwise shoot up again like weeds, spread very rapidly, and be difficult to eradicate. It has also been remarked ..."

4. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"The following excellent directions have been given by Mr Appleby for proceeding after this period : " Train the top shoot up the rafter again, repeating the ..."

5. A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia by David Bailie Warden (1816)
"Farmers say, that Indian corn has been found to shoot up seven inches in twenty-four hours, and the pumpkin-stem eighteen; that they can hear the corn grow, ..."

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