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soar

verb uk   /sɔːr/ us    /sɔːr/

soar verb (RISE QUICKLY)

C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to rise very quickly to a high level: All night long fireworks soared into the sky. Temperatures will soar over the weekend, say the weather forecasters. House prices soared a further 20 percent.C2 [T] to reach a great height: The highest peak in the range soars 15,771 feet into the sky.
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soar verb (FLY)

[I] (of a bird or aircraft) to rise high in the air while flying without moving the wings or using power: She watched the gliders soaring effortlessly above her.
soaring
adjective uk   /ˈsɔː.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɔːr.ɪŋ/
C1 soaring property prices
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