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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyshoot up
he/she/itshoots up
present participleshooting up
past tenseshot up
past participleshot up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to put an illegal drug into your body with a needle
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to increase quickly by a large amount
    Gasoline prices have shot up in the last six months.
  3. 3
    to grow taller very quickly
    She’s shot up since the last time we saw her.
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  4. 4
    [transitive] to damage or destroy something by shooting bullets into it
    They shot up his car as a warning.
  5. 5
    [intransitive] to appear suddenly
    There were fast-food restaurants shooting up all over town.
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