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Definition of rocket verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rocket
    he / she / it rockets
    past simple rocketed
    -ing form rocketing
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to increase very quickly and suddenly synonym shoot up rocketing prices Unemployment has rocketed up again. The total has rocketed from 376 to 532. Sales have rocketed by 213 percent.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move very fast The car rocketed out of a side street.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] to achieve or to make someone or something achieve a successful position very quickly rocket (somebody/something) to something The band rocketed to stardom with their first single.
  4. 4[transitive] rocket something to attack a place with rockets
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