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rocket1

rock·et1

rocket1

 
 
pronunciation:
ra kiht
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tube propelled by the gases ejected from the rear that are the product of fuels or explosives ignited and burned inside the tube, used for fireworks, flares, and airborne weapons, and for launching spacecraft and missiles.
 
definition 2: an engine that provides propulsion in the same manner.
definition 3: a firework, weapon, or spacecraft fired using a rocket.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rocketed, rocketing, rockets
definition 1: to move or ascend as swiftly as a rocket.
similar words:
fly, zoom
definition 2: to fly suddenly straight up, as flushed game birds do.
similar words:
zoom
definition 3: to mount suddenly and unexpectedly, as prices; skyrocket.
similar words:
zoom
derivation: rocketlike (adj.)
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