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English definition of “shoot up”

shoot up

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

(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.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingIncreasing and intensifying

(DRUGS)

slang to put illegal drugs into your blood using a special needle: She saw a girl shooting up in the toilets.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
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