- 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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move very fast The car rocketed out of a side street.
- 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[transitive] rocket something to attack a place with rockets
NAmE//ˈrɑkət//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rocket
he / she / it rockets
past simple rocketed
-ing form rocketing