To skyrocket is to go from being very low in popularity to becoming very popular very quickly. When a new product or idea starts to skyrocket in popularity, it quickly becomes the most popular thing in the world.

  • The toy company's toy rocket soared to the top of the sales charts.

  • The movie's ratings skyrocketed after the first weekend.

Definition of skyrocket


sends a firework display high into the sky




propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon




shoot up abruptly, like a rocket



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Example Sentences for skyrocket

  • 1

    Productivity was to skyrocket and absenteeism disappear.

  • 2

    The amount of shootings would skyrocket.

  • 3

    The injury and fatality rate skyrocketed.

  • 4

    The price caused taxes to skyrocket.

  • 5

    Sea lion numbers are set to skyrocket.

  • 6

    Set the subsidy too high, and the sponsor's costs skyrocket.

  • 7

    Gun sales skyrocket in anticipation of stricter gun control.

  • 8

    The price of the tonic skyrocketed, and the gang began selling it underground.

  • 9

    Firearm sales in US skyrocket amid debate on gun control.

  • 10

    I expect the amount of links to skyrocket once the game is launched in US.