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Noun: rocket  ró-kit
  1. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    - projectile
  2. A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
    - rocket engine
  3. Erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
    - roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula [N. Amer], Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa, rugola [N. Amer], rucola [N. Amer]
  4. A projectile firework that sends a bright light high into the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
    - skyrocket
  5. Sends a firework display high into the sky
    - skyrocket
Verb: rocket  ró-kit
  1. Shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
    "prices rocketed";
    - skyrocket
  2. Propel with a rocket
  3. Move along very quickly
    - zoom, zoom along, whizz, whizz along, barrel, bucket, belt
  4. Attack with missiles on rockets

Derived forms: rockets, rocketed, rocketing

Type of: arise, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, come up, firework, go up, hasten, herb, herbaceous plant, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, impel, jet engine, lift, move up, pelt along, propel, pyrotechnic, race, rise, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, travel rapidly, uprise, vehicle, visual signal, zip

Part of: Eruca, genus Eruca

Encyclopedia: Rocket