shoot up

shoot up
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to grow taller)
a. crecer con rapidez
The plants shot up after a warm summer shower.Las plantas crecieron con rapidez después de un cálido chaparrón estival.
2. (to increase in price)
a. dispararse
When gas prices shot up, I decided to postpone my road trip.Cuando los precios de la gasolina se dispararon, decidí posponer mi viaje por carretera.
3. (to emerge)
a. levantarse rápidamente
New buildings have shot up along the main street.Se han levantado rápidamente nuevos edificios a lo largo de la calle principal.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to inject oneself with drugs)
a. pincharse
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
The Tenderloin neighborhood is known for its open-air drug market. It's not uncommon to see someone shooting up in public.El barrio Tenderloin es conocido por su mercado de drogas al aire libre. No es raro ver a alguien pinchándose en público.
b. chutarse
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The homeless man shot up under the bridge.El vagabundo se chutó debajo del puente.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to shoot at)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acribillar
He's going to shoot up the place if they don't give him the money.Va a acribillar el lugar si no le dan el dinero.
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shoot up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (plants, children)
a. crecer con rapidez
2. (buildings)
a. levantarse con rapidez
3. (rocket)
a. elevarse a gran velocidad
4. (prices)
a. dispararse
5. (colloquial)
a. pincharse (inject drugs)
b. chutarse
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
shoot up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (move upwards rapidly) [+prices, value, temperature] dispararse; [+hand, head] alzarse de repente; [+eyebrows] arquearse de repente; [+smoke, flames, water] salir disparado
every hand in the classroom shot up todas las manos de la clase se alzaron de repente; todo el mundo en la clase alzó la mano de repente
production and productivity shot up almost overnight prices are shooting up the market value of the property shot up His fever shot up dangerously his head shot up when he heard her voice Schwartz's eyebrows shot up in surprise To Gwendolen's surprise, many hands shot up, including that of Amanda Then another streak of orange smoke shot up into the sky the fountain consists of /ten jets of water that shoot up 50ft into the air/ we poured petrol onto the fire and the flames shot up
2 (grow quickly) [+plant] crecer rápidamente
your son's shot up over the last few months tu hijo ha dado un estirón en estos últimos meses (informal)
lush weeds shot up in the warm sun
3 [+drug user] chutarse (informal); pincharse (informal)
drug addicts shoot up in back alleys
transitive verb
1 [+town, district] barrer a tiros or balazos; [+vehicle] coser a tiros or balazos
he's pretty badly shot up, but he'll live ha recibido bastantes tiros, pero sobrevivirá
The bus was badly shot up in an ambush Ali Mahdi's gunmen shot up a Range Rover that belonged to General Mohamed it would have shot up the train with cannon fire
2 [+drugs] chutarse (informal); pincharse (informal)
we shot up heroin in the playground
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