Meaning of “soar” in the English Dictionary

"soar" in British English

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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.

More examples

  • Share prices have soared to a new all-time high in a day of frantic trading on the stock market.
  • The popularity of such bands has soared in recent years.
  • Property prices have soared in the last two years.
  • Pollution levels are soaring all the time.
  • All across Europe, wherever you look, marriage is in decline and divorce rates are soaring.

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.
adjective uk /ˈsɔː.rɪŋ/ us /ˈsɔːr.ɪŋ/


(Definition of “soar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soar" in American English

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soarverb [ I ]

us /sɔr, soʊr/

soar verb [ I ] (INCREASE QUICKLY)

to increase or go up quickly to a high level:

My spirits soared when I heard the good news.

soar verb [ I ] (RISE IN AIR)

(esp. of a bird or aircraft) to rise or fly high in the air:

Planes soared overhead.

If you say that a mountain, building, or other object soars, you mean that it has great height:

The mountain soars 10,000 feet above the village.

(Definition of “soar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"soar" in Business English

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soarverb [ I ]

uk /sɔːr/ us

to increase quickly in amount, number, value, or level:

Corn, soybean, and wheat prices all soared this year.
The organic industry's sales are soaring.
As prices tumbled, farmers watched their debt soar.
soar from sth to sth Under her editorship its circulation has soared from 5,000 to 30,000.
The Dow Jones was up 0.88% at 10,204.93 after soaring more than 210 points early in the day.
shares/stocks soar The news sent shares soaring 12p to 170p.

(Definition of “soar” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)