Synonyms of 'rocket'
a self-propelling device, usually cylindrical, which produces thrust by expelling through a nozzle the gases produced by burning fuel, such as one used as a firework or distress signalThere has been a rocket attack on the capital.
to increase rapidlyFresh food is so scarce that prices have rocketed sharply.
A train rocketed by.
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in the sense of career
to rush in an uncontrolled wayThe car went careering off down the track.
in the sense of projectile
an object thrown as a weapon or fired from a gunan enormous artillery gun used to fire a huge projectile
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