rocket - definition and synonyms


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present tense
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.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to move somewhere very quickly

    An idea rocketed into her head.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to suddenly become very successful
    rocket someone to something:

    His performance rocketed him to stardom.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to attack a place with a rocket missile