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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 burning gases, used for space travel or as a weapon: They launched a rocket to the planet Venus. The rebels were firing anti-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
to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success: House prices in the north are rocketing (up). Their team rocketed to the top of the League. Sharon Stone rocketed to fame in the film "Basic Instinct".
(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/

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 burning gases, and that is used for space travel 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 oil prices rocketed to $40 a barrel, sending stock markets plunging.
(Definition of rocket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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