Translation of "rocket" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈrɒk.ɪt/ us /ˈrɑː.kɪt/

rocket noun (DEVICE)

B2 [ C ] a large cylinder-shaped object that moves very fast by forcing out burning gases, used for space travel or as a weapon

They launched a rocket to the planet Venus. 他们向金星发射了一枚火箭。
The rebels were firing anti-tank rockets. 叛军在发射反坦克火箭弹。

[ C ] also skyrocket a type of firework that flies up into the air before exploding


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rocket noun (PLANT)

[ U ] UK US arugula a plant whose long green leaves are used in salads


rocketverb [ I often + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈrɒk.ɪt/ us /ˈrɑː.kɪt/ also skyrocket informal

to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success

House prices in the north are rocketing (up). 北部的房价正在飞涨。
Their team rocketed to the top of the League. 他们的球队一举成为联赛的顶尖强队。
Sharon Stone rocketed to fame in the film "Basic Instinct". 莎朗.斯通凭借《本能》一片一举成名。

(Translation of “rocket” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)