To soar means more than just to fly; it means to rise swiftly, to feel the wind slipping below you as you ride it higher, higher, higher. Flying is just moving through the air. Soaring, though, suggests exhilaration, even joy.
Antonym: plummet /ˈplʌm.ɪt/ (to fall suddenly and quickly from a very high place)
Origin: Think about the anticipation you feel when you buy a lottery ticket — your hopes soar as you contemplate the possibilities. It's the same wonderful feeling you get when someone you have a crush on notices you, when you land that perfect job, when you hold your child. The word soar comes from the Latin, ex-, which means "out," and aura, meaning "breeze, air," together meaning "out of the air," which is precisely how it feels to soar.
- The price of petrol has soared in recent weeks.
- The boy spread his wings to their full limit and soared ' away on the wind.
- She watched the gliders soaring effortlessly above her.
- There was one of my trips in which I had a remarkable memory of the word soar. That's when I flew at 15,000 meters in the air. I could hear the soar in me because I felt free and excited.
- If you believe in yourself, you can soar to the heavens on your dreams.
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