Meaning of ROCKET in English

ROCKET

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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

1.

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

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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

N-COUNT

4.

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.

= soar

VERB: V, V-ing

5.

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

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