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"rocket" in British English

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rocketnoun

uk   /ˈrɒk.ɪt/  us   /ˈrɑː.kɪt/
  • rocket noun (DEVICE)

B2 [C] a ​large cylinder-shaped ​object that ​moves very ​fast by ​forcing out ​burninggases, used for ​spacetravel or as a ​weapon: They launched a rocket to the ​planetVenus. The ​rebels were firinganti-tank rockets. [C] (also skyrocket) a ​type of firework that ​flies up into the ​air before ​exploding

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rocketverb [I often + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈrɒk.ɪt/  us   /ˈrɑː.kɪt/ (also skyrocket) informal
(Definition of rocket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rocket" in American English

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rocketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɑk·ɪt/
a ​cylindricaldevicecontainingmaterial that ​explodes, ​sending the ​device through the ​air: The rocket was ​launchedyesterday.

rocketverb [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.
(Definition of rocket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rocket" in Business English

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rocketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrɒkɪt/
a large cylindrical ​object that ​moves very fast by ​forcing out ​burninggases, and that is used for ​spacetravel or as a weapon: launch/​fire a rocket

rocketverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈrɒkɪt/ (also skyrocket) informal
to ​increase extremely quickly or make extremely quick ​progress towards ​success: Fuel ​prices have rocketed in recent months.rocket up Public ​spending is rocketing up this ​year.rocket to sth Crude ​oilprices rocketed to $40 a ​barrel, ​sendingstockmarketsplunging.
(Definition of rocket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rocket”
in Korean 로켓…
in Arabic صاروخ…
in Malaysian roket, kapal angkasa…
in French fusée, roquette…
in Russian ракета, реактивный снаряд…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 火箭, 火箭引擎…
in Italian razzo, missile…
in Turkish roket, füze, bomba…
in Polish rakieta…
in Spanish cohete…
in Vietnamese pháo hoa, pháo sáng, tên lửa…
in Portuguese foguete…
in Thai จรวด, พลุ, ยานอวกาศ…
in German die Rakete…
in Catalan coet…
in Japanese ロケット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 火箭, 火箭发动机…
in Indonesian roket, pesawat antariksa…
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