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present tense
I/you/we/theyshoot up
he/she/itshoots up
present participleshooting up
past tenseshot up
past participleshot up
 
  1. 2
    [intransitive] to increase quickly by a large amount

    Gasoline prices have shot up in the last six months.

  2. 3
    to grow taller very quickly

    She's shot up since the last time we saw her.

  3. 5
    [intransitive] to appear suddenly

    There were fast-food restaurants shooting up all over town.

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