shoot up

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shoot up (third-person singular simple present shoots up, present participle shooting up, simple past and past participle shot up)

  1. Used other than as an idiom. To shoot upwards.
  2. (intransitive) To grow taller rapidly.
  3. (transitive) To fire many bullets at.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, Twelve O'Clock:
      There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store, an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up […].”
  4. (intransitive) or (transitive) To inject (a drug) intravenously.

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