intr.v. soared, soar·ing, soars
a. To rise or fly into the air: The startled hawk soared away.
b. To maintain altitude without moving the wings or using an engine; glide.
2. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level: Sales soared. Our spirits soared. See Synonyms at rise.
1. The act of soaring.
2. The altitude or scope attained in soaring.
[Middle English soren, from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin *exaurāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin aura, air (from Greek aurā, breeze; see AURA).]
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