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rock·et1

rocket1

 
 
pronunciation:
ra kiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a flying device, shaped like a tube, that is driven by hot gases released from engines in its rear. Rockets are used to launch fireworks, signals, weapons, and spacecraft.
Many U.S. rockets are launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rockets, rocketing, rocketed
definition 1: to move or rise as swiftly as a rocket.
Dorie's temperature rocketed when she got sick with the flu.
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zoom
definition 2: to rise suddenly and without warning; skyrocket.
The price of cucumbers has rocketed during the past month.
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zoom
derivation: rocketlike (adj.)
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