soar verb

1 increase very fast

ADV. 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.

PREP. by Retail sales soared by 10% in the twelve months to November. | from, to Inflation has soared from 5% to 15%.

PHRASES send sth soaring The fuel shortage sent prices soaring.

2 fly high in the air

ADV. high | overhead A buzzard soared high overhead.

PREP. above, over an eagle soaring high above them