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shoot up

phrasal verb with shoot uk   us   /ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot)

(INCREASE)

informal to grow in size, or increase in number or level, very quickly: David has really shot up since I saw him last. Prices shot up by 25 percent.

(DRUGS)

slang to put illegal drugs into your blood using a special needle: She saw a girl shooting up in the toilets.
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