soar  /sɔr/  verb

[no object]

1 : to increase very quickly in amount or price

  • The temperature soared to 100 degrees.
  • Stock prices are beginning to soar.
  • The oil shortage sent prices soaring.
  • The nation’s divorce rate has soared.
  • Interest rates have soared(up) to new heights.

2 a : to fly or sail often at a great height by floating on air currents

  • The eagle soared above us.
  • A hang glider soared in the air.

2 b : to rise quickly upward to a great height

  • The rocket soared into the sky.
  • The ball soared out of the stadium.

— often used figuratively

  • The song is soaring in popularity.
  • Her spirits soared[=she became very happy and excited] when she heard the news.

3 : to reach or rise to a great height

  • The mountain soars over 20,000 feet above sea level.

— soaring adjectivealways used before a noun

  • soaring divorce rate
  • soaring eagle
  • She is enjoying her soaring popularity.
  • soaring skyscrapers