Meaning of ROCKET in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A ~ is a space vehicle that is shaped like a long tube.
A ~ is a missile containing explosive that is powered by gas.
There has been a renewed ~ attack on the capital.
N-COUNT: oft N n
A ~ is a firework that quickly goes high into the air and then explodes.
If things such as prices or social problems ~, they increase very quickly and suddenly. (JOURNALISM)
Fresh food is so scarce that prices have ~ed...
The nation has experienced four years of ~ing crime.
VERB: V, V-ing
If something such as a vehicle ~s somewhere, it moves there very quickly.
A train ~ed by, shaking the walls of the row houses...
VERB: V prep/adv
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012