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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. 1
    [intransitive] to increase quickly by a large amount

    Petrol prices have shot up in the last six months.

  2. 2
    to grow taller very quickly

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

  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to put an illegal drug into your body with a needle
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