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1.A cylindrical projectile that can be propelled to a great height or distance by the combustion of its contents, used typically as a firework or signal.
‘Friday night was spent huddled around the fire, launching bottle rockets and roman candles at each other.'
‘The finale began with a rocket that symbolically extinguished the Olympic flame.'
‘We lit off so many bottle rockets and firecrackers that we had the girls running for cover.'
‘Will this bizarre heist sizzle like a bottle rocket or fizzle like a defective firecracker?'
‘He spent his summer vacation collaborating with scientists on a project involving launching small rockets into storm clouds above a desolate region to trigger lightning bolts.'
2.An engine that operates by the combustion of its contents, providing thrust as in a jet engine but without depending on the intake of air for combustion.
‘Milliseconds later powerful rams lifted the pod six inches, then its rocket motor ignited with a roar, boosting me at a crushing 11g on a slightly forward trajectory.'
‘By going on from the German V - 1 and V - 2 experiments, it was feasible to believe rockets big enough to lift a spacecraft into orbit now might be constructed.'
‘Nasa issued a contract in October 1962 that provided for the research and development of a nuclear-powered rocket engine.'
‘They got off to an early start by test-firing a powerful rocket engine for almost three minutes - long enough to boost 1,500 pounds into orbit.'
‘The pilot then fires the rocket motor for 80 seconds and pulls into a vertical climb.'
3.An elongated rocket-propelled missile or spacecraft.
‘a rocket launcher'
‘The horizon glows red, and they can see rockets being fired.'
‘Meanwhile, a group of leftist radicals is on a crime spree of murder and robbery, arming themselves with automatic weapons, explosives, and rockets .'
‘The payload, perched on the nose cone of the massive rocket , was a one-man exploration vessel, Ranger 3.'
‘The only images were of war, of bombings and rockets .'
4.Used to refer to a person or thing that moves very fast or to an action that is done with great force.
‘she shot out of her chair like a rocket '
‘More than that, Bonnie and Clyde took off like a rocket , generating enormous profits and fame for everyone involved.'
‘Back in 1964, the son of comedian Jerry Lewis inked a contract with Liberty Records and took off like a bottle rocket .'
‘He played Asian and European composers well enough for his worldwide career to take off like a rocket .'
‘His rocket to fame was fueled by awe-inspiring talent and brash wit.'
5.A severe reprimand.
‘he got a rocket from the Director'
1.A severe reprimand.
‘sales of milk in supermarkets are rocketing '
2.(of an amount, price, etc.) increase very rapidly and suddenly.
‘Sales in the UK, however, have rocketed from 156 million in 2001 to 176 million last year.'
‘The Canadian dollar had rocketed to 86 cents U.S.'
‘Agents in Santa Clara County say sales are rocketing .'
‘Insurance premiums could rocket , but public liability insurance is a must for anyone who keeps livestock.'
3.Move very rapidly.
‘he rocketed to national stardom'
‘she showed the kind of form that rocketed her to the semi-finals last year'
‘Just as they prepare to rocket ahead in the rankings, the coach is shocked to discover his boys have failed to live up to their contracts.'
‘Critics have him pigeonholed as ‘Flash Gordon,' that postmodern enfant terrible who rocketed to stardom on the supercharged fireworks of the State of Illinois Building in 1985.'
‘Hiko suddenly rocketed upward, and Deion looked up, wondering what he was gonna do.'
4.Attack with rocket-propelled missiles.
‘the city was rocketed and bombed from the air'
‘Just last week, gunships rocketed a training camp, killing 15 operatives.'
‘He said helicopter gunships rocketed rebel positions in the jungle where the gunmen fled.'
1.Attack with rocket-propelled missiles.