Definition of soar verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    soar

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//sɔː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːr//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they soar
    BrE BrE//sɔː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːr//
     
    he / she / it soars
    BrE BrE//sɔːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrz//
     
    past simple soared
    BrE BrE//sɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrd//
     
    past participle soared
    BrE BrE//sɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːrd//
     
    -ing form soaring
    BrE BrE//ˈsɔːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːrɪŋ//
     
    Trends, Plane travel
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] if 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%. See related entries: Trends
  2. 2[intransitive] soar (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). See related entries: Plane travel
  3. 3[intransitive] to fly very high in the air or remain high in the air an eagle soaring high above the cliffs
  4. 4[intransitive] to be very high or tall soaring mountains The building soared above us.
  5. 5[intransitive] when music soars, it becomes higher or louder soaring strings
  6. Word Origin late Middle English: shortening of Old French essorer, based on Latin ex- ‘out of’ + aura ‘breeze’.Extra examples A buzzard soared high overhead. Borrowing is set to soar to an astonishing £60 billion. Inflation has soared from 5% to 15%. Profits have soared dramatically in recent months. Property stock has soared to new heights. Retail sales soared by 10% in the twelve months to November. Rockets soared into the sky. She stopped suddenly and her bag went soaring through the air. The ball went soaring past my head. The cliffs soared upward. The death toll soared past 100 000. The fuel shortage sent prices soaring. This model will soar up the sales charts. an eagle soaring high above them Air pollution is set to soar above safety levels. An eagle was soaring high above the cliffs. Soaring costs have made progress difficult. The jets soared above us. The plane was soon soaring up into the sky.
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