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Definition of soar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they soar
    he / she / it soars
    past simple soared
    -ing form soaring
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  1. 1if the value, amount, or level of something soars, it rises very quickly synonym rocket soaring costs/prices/temperatures Air pollution will soon soar above safety levels. Unemployment has soared to 18%.
  2. 2soar (up) (into something) to rise quickly and smoothly up into the air The rocket soared (up) into the air. (figurative) Her spirits soared (= she became very happy and excited).
  3. 3to fly very high in the air or remain high in the air an eagle soaring high above the cliffs
  4. 4to be very high or tall soaring mountains The building soared above us.
  5. 5when music soars, it becomes higher or louder soaring strings
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: soar