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rocket

noun 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

rocket noun (PLANT)

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

rocket

verb [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'.
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