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verb [intransitive] soar pronunciation in British English /sɔː(r)/
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present tense
present participlesoaring
past tensesoared
past participlesoared
  1. 1
    to quickly increase to a high level
    Unemployment has soared.
  2. 2
    to fly high in the sky
    An eagle was soaring overhead.
    1. a.
      to rise quickly into the air
      The little plane suddenly soared upwards.
  3. 3
    to be very tall and impressive
    Skyscrapers soar above the city streets.
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