|Origin:||essorer, from Vulgar Latin exaurare, from Latin aura 'air'|
to increase quickly to a high level [≠ plummet]:
Her temperature soared.
The price of petrol has soared in recent weeks.
in the sky
to fly, especially very high up in the sky, floating on air currents:
She watched the dove soar above the chestnut trees.
to go quickly upwards to a great height:
The ball soared to left field.
if your spirits (=the way you are feeling, for example happy, sad etc) or hopes soar, you begin to feel very happy or hopeful:
Adam's smile sent her spirits soaring.
if buildings, trees, towers etc soar, they look very tall and impressive:
look tall[not in progressive]
Here the cliffs soar a hundred feet above the sea.
a soaring skyscraper