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rocket

noun [C]  us   /ˈrɑk·ɪt/

rocket

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈrɑk·ɪt/
to travel by rocket, or to rise, increase, or move very quickly: [T] The astronauts were rocketed into space. [I] A train rocketed by. [I] Anna rocketed to fame in the late 1980s.
Translations of “rocket”
in Arabic صاروخ…
in Korean 로켓…
in Malaysian roket, kapal angkasa…
in French fusée, roquette…
in Turkish roket, füze, bomba…
in Italian razzo, missile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 火箭, 火箭引擎…
in Russian ракета, реактивный снаряд…
in Polish rakieta…
in Vietnamese pháo hoa, pháo sáng, tên lửa…
in Spanish cohete…
in Portuguese foguete…
in Thai จรวด, พลุ, ยานอวกาศ…
in German die Rakete…
in Catalan coet…
in Japanese ロケット…
in Indonesian roket, pesawat antariksa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 火箭, 火箭发动机…
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