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Noun
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
“Will this bizarre heist sizzle like a bottle rocket or fizzle like a defective firecracker?”
Noun
A severe reprimand
“He got a rocket from the Director.”
Verb
To rise abruptly and rapidly
“He sponsors the project and watches the costs rocket to over a million above the original budget.”
Verb
Move very rapidly
“It's too early to tell whether she'll be the inheritor of her father's mantle, but if this film is an indication, her career may rocket like his did.”
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