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 with a figurative or idiomatic meaning. To shoot upwards.
  2. (intransitive) To grow taller rapidly.
  3. (transitive) To fire many bullets at.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, in 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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