Rocket - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɑːkɪt|  American pronunciation of the word rocket
Brit.  |ˈrɒkɪt|  British pronunciation of the word rocket

noun

- any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine (syn: projectile)
- a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
- erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender (syn: arugula, roquette)
- propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon (syn: skyrocket)
- sends a firework display high into the sky (syn: skyrocket)

verb

- shoot up abruptly, like a rocket(syn: skyrocket)
- propel with a rocket

Examples

Sales rocketed from 1,000 units last week to 5,000 units this week.

The train rocketed through the tunnel.

The spacecraft rocketed into outer space.

Her novel rocketed to the top of the best-seller list.

Their album rocketed up the charts.

His role in the movie rocketed him to fame.

The rocket was launched from a space research base.

Interest rates rocketed up.

Car sales rocketed from 180 to 2000 a year.

Larsson's shot rocketed into the back of the net.

Their new album rocketed to number one in the charts.

Beatty rocketed to stardom after his first film.

The rocket soared into the sky.

a new design for rocket boosters

...you'll need the patience of a saint and the cerebrum of a rocket scientist to figure out the solution to this brainteaser...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: rocket
he/she/it: rockets
present participle: rocketing
past tense: rocketed
past participle: rocketed
noun
singular: rocket
plural: rockets
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