Meaning of ROCKET in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ rɒkɪt ]
( rockets, rocketing, rocketed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A rocket is a space vehicle that is shaped like a long tube.
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
A rocket is a firework that quickly goes high into the air and then explodes.
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.
VERB : V , V-ing
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006