shoot-up
noun see shoot up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shoot up — {v.} 1. To grow quickly. * /Billy had always been a small boy, but when he was thirteen years old he began to shoot up./ 2. To arise suddenly. * /As we watched, flames shot up from the roof of the barn./ 3. {informal} To shoot or shoot at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot up — {v.} 1. To grow quickly. * /Billy had always been a small boy, but when he was thirteen years old he began to shoot up./ 2. To arise suddenly. * /As we watched, flames shot up from the roof of the barn./ 3. {informal} To shoot or shoot at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot up — ► shoot up informal inject oneself with a narcotic drug. Main Entry: ↑shoot …   English terms dictionary

  • shoot\ up — v 1. To grow quickly. Billy had always been a small boy, but when he was thirteen years old he began to shoot up. 2. To arise suddenly. As we watched, flames shot up from the roof of the barn. 3. informal To shoot or shoot at recklessly; shoot… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot up — phrasal verb Word forms shoot up : present tense I/you/we/they shoot up he/she/it shoots up present participle shooting up past tense shot up past participle shot up 1) [intransitive] to increase quickly by a large amount Petrol prices have shot… …   English dictionary

  • shoot up — verb Date: 1890 transitive verb 1. to shoot or shoot at especially recklessly < cowboys shooting up the town > 2. to inject (a narcotic drug) into a vein intransitive verb to inject a narcotic into a vein • shoot up noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoot up — UK US shoot up Phrasal Verb with shoot({{}}/ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot) ► to increase very quickly and suddenly: »Advertising on the internet caused sales to shoot up by 20% …   Financial and business terms

  • shoot up — 1) grow quickly His son really shot up quickly when he went away for the summer. 2) arise suddenly The flames shot up over the top of the building when the wind started blowing. 3) shoot at recklessly In many western movies the outlaws come into… …   Idioms and examples

  • shoot up — phr verb Shoot up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eyebrow, ↑hand, ↑pain, ↑price, ↑rate, ↑rating Shoot up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑per cent, ↑point …   Collocations dictionary

  • shoot up — I. inject an illegal drug, get a hit, do drugs    One of the addicts was in the bathroom shooting up. II. shoot guns to celebrate and scare people    The cowboys used to get drunk and shoot up the town …   English idioms

  • shoot up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something shoots up, it grows or increases very quickly. [V P by/to n] Sales shot up by 9% last month... [V P] The fair market value of the property shot up. 2) PHRASAL VERB If a drug addict shoots up, they inject a quantity of …   English dictionary

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