soar

verb
1 increase very fast
ADVERB
dramatically

Profits have soared dramatically in recent months.

VERB + SOAR
be expected to, be set to

Borrowing is set to soar to an astonishing £60 billion.

PREPOSITION
by

Retail sales soared by 10% in the twelve months to November.

from, to

Inflation has soared from 5% to 15%.

past

The death toll soared past 100 000.

up

This model will soar up the sales charts.

PHRASES
send sth soaring

The fuel shortage sent prices soaring.

soar to new heights

Property stock has soared to new heights.

2 fly high in the air
ADVERB
high
overhead

A bird soared high overhead.

up, upwards/upward

The cliffs soared upward.

PREPOSITION
above, across, into

Rockets soared into the sky.

over

an eagle soaring high above them

past

The ball went soaring past my head.

through

She stopped suddenly and her bag went soaring through the air.

towards/toward
Soar is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑attendance, ↑ball, ↑bird, ↑confidence, ↑cost, ↑deficit, ↑eagle, ↑investment, ↑level, ↑mountain, ↑popularity, ↑price, ↑productivity, ↑profit, ↑rate, ↑rating, ↑sale, ↑stock, ↑temperature, ↑unemployment, ↑vulture
Soar is used with these nouns as the object: ↑per cent, ↑point

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