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French translation of 'rocket'

Word Frequency


[ˈrɒkɪt ]
1.  (spacecraft) fusée f
2.  (missile) fusée froquette f
3.  (firework) fusée f
4.  (for salads) roquette f
intransitive verb
1.  [prices] monter en flèche
2.  (move fast) être propulsé(e)
to rocket to fame devenir célèbre du jour au lendemain

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Example Sentences Including 'rocket'

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As a result, food prices have rocketed, the economy has collapsed and families can barely afford to eat.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In decent soil and full light you will find that walnuts go like rockets.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
In some places fireworks and rockets were sent up.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is reminiscent of the 1970s when the hot dry summer of 1976 had food prices rocketing and people suddenly wanting to grow their own.
The Sun (2017)
Serve with a bitter radicchio and rocket salad to complement the rich filling.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The boiler is thundering like a space shuttle rocket booster.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There are seasoned pros out here who need a rocket to get a move along.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This season the ambitious pair have taken off like a rocket.
The Sun (2015)
For 3,000 you can push the buttons to send the unmanned rocket hurtling into space.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We all liked the dressing on our rocket salad.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
A new study showed that while street crime is rocketing, the number of thugs brought to book is plummeting.
The Sun (2006)
All the lorries carrying the longrange rockets were destroyed.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But how to get a rocket at short notice?
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In 2013, shrapnel tore through his leg in a rocket attack.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Ion engines are ten times more efficient than conventional rocket engines.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Maybe get into a rocket with a chimp or something.
The Sun (2011)
Much of the surge in inflation is imported with rocketing food and fuel costs.
The Sun (2008)
Remote card crime rocketed by 23 per cent in the first half of the year.
The Sun (2014)
The Ferrari driver was showing off and shot from the lights like a rocket.
The Sun (2016)
There had been rocket attacks on an area called New Aleppo.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They always go up like a rocket and come down like a feather.
The Sun (2015)
This was due largely to rocketing food and fuel prices.
The Sun (2008)
We all hope the rocket will fly high and true.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You can go like a rocket.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
It would not need to strain the limits of rocket and engine technology.
Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)
She used her owner's chest as a springboard and launched herself like a rocket into the air.
Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)

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'rocket' in Other Languages

British English: rocket /ˈrɒkɪt/ NOUN
A rocket is a space vehicle shaped like a long tube.
...the rocket that took astronauts to the moon.
  • American English: rocket
  • Arabic: صَارُوخ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: foguete
  • Chinese: 火箭
  • Croatian: raketa
  • Czech: raketa kosmická
  • Danish: raket
  • Dutch: raket
  • European Spanish: cohete
  • Finnish: raketti
  • French: fusée
  • German: Rakete
  • Greek: πύραυλος
  • Italian: razzo
  • Japanese: ロケット
  • Korean: 로켓
  • Norwegian: rakett
  • Polish: rakieta
  • European Portuguese: foguete
  • Romanian: rachetă
  • Russian: ракета
  • Spanish: cohete
  • Swedish: raket
  • Thai: จรวด
  • Turkish: roket
  • Ukrainian: ракета
  • Vietnamese: tên lửa
British English: rocket VERB
If things such as prices or social problems rocket, they increase very quickly and suddenly.
Fresh food is so scarce that prices have rocketed.


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