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verb rocket pronunciation in British English /ˈrɒkɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrocket
he/she/itrockets
present participlerocketing
past tenserocketed
past participlerocketed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if something such as a price or quantity rockets, it suddenly increases a lot
    Inflation rocketed in the period between the wars.
    rocket to: Stock prices rocketed to their highest level yesterday.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to move somewhere very quickly
    An idea rocketed into her head.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to suddenly become very successful
    rocket someone to something: His performance rocketed him to stardom.

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