soar /sɔr/ verb
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 adjective, always used before a noun
- a soaring divorce rate
- a soaring eagle
- She is enjoying her soaring popularity.
- soaring skyscrapers