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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.
(Definition of shoot up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shoot up" in American English

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shoot up

phrasal verb with shoot  us   /ʃut/ verb (past tense and past participle shot  /ʃɑt/ )
to ​increase very ​quickly in ​size or ​amount: Kerry shot up, ​growing something like six ​inches in six ​months. If he ​lost his ​temper, his ​bloodpressure would shoot up.
(Definition of shoot up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shoot up" in Business English

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shoot up

phrasal verb with shoot uk   us   /ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot)
to ​increase very quickly and suddenly: Advertising on the ​internet caused ​sales to shoot up by 20%.
(Definition of shoot up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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