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Definition of rocket:

  1. A blunt lance head used in the joust.
  2. A cruciferous plant ( Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad.
  3. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display.
  4. Damewort.
  5. larkspur. See below.
  6. To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.

Synonyms:

course, thrive, capsule, hotfoot, blast off, space, cosmonaut, race, cluster bomb, flit, escalate, be quick on your feet, bowl, A-bomb, spacecraft, fly, trot, jet, hump, pelt, zoom, surge, scuttle, double, whiz, retrorocket, multiply, drive, Eruca sativa, the Gunpowder Plot, attack, atomic bomb, garden rocket, step up, cannonball, chase, speed, roquette, dash, haste, ballistic missile, hurry, nip, Bonfire Night, blaze, projectile, whisk, rip, festinate, Cape Canaveral, sail, bomb out, travel, pyrotechnics, charge, bustle, hurl, flourish, blitz, go through the roof, bombard, wing, communications satellite, fleet, Eruca vesicaria sativa, bolt, zip, highball, hustle, succeed, crack, sky, dart, aerospace, breeze, solid-fuel, long-range, ram, booster, belt, Guy Fawkes' Night, tear, step, rustle, shoot up, sparkler, Roman candle, buzz, career, scoot, barrage rocket, increase, hurtle, flying missile, Apollo, rocket salad, counterattack, be a roaring success, blow, add to, depth charge, prosper, hare, scurry, rush, shoot, gallop, carpet-bomb, go up, sprint, hie, firework, skyrocket, bucket, carve up, achieve, astronaut, guy, flash, soar, detonate, atom bomb, blast, careen, raise, booby trap, firecracker, motor, be/get there, move, guided missile, get ahead, bomb, barrel, outpace, rocket engine, hasten, ship-to-ship, whirl, car bomb, bundle, scour, jump, win out, arugula, run.

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