Meaning of ROCKET in English

ROCKET

transcription, транскрипция: [ rɒkɪt ]

( rockets, rocketing, rocketed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A rocket is a space vehicle that is shaped like a long tube.

N-COUNT

2.

A rocket is a missile containing explosive that is powered by gas.

There has been a renewed rocket attack on the capital.

N-COUNT : oft N n

3.

A rocket is a firework that quickly goes high into the air and then explodes.

N-COUNT

4.

If things such as prices or social problems rocket , they increase very quickly and suddenly. ( JOURNALISM )

Fresh food is so scarce that prices have rocketed...

The nation has experienced four years of rocketing crime.

= soar

VERB : V , V-ing

5.

If something such as a vehicle rockets somewhere, it moves there very quickly.

A train rocketed by, shaking the walls of the row houses...

VERB : V prep / adv

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