/ 5rCkIt; `rBkIt/ n
firework or similar device that shoots into the air when lit and then explodes 火箭式烟火或类似装置: a di`stress rocket, ie used to signal for help 呼救信号火箭.
(a) cylindrical device that flies by expelling gases produced by combustion, used to propel a warhead or spacecraft 火箭(发射器). (b) bomb or shell together with the rocket propelling it 火箭(弹): [attrib 作定语] a `rocket attack 火箭攻击. =>illus 见插图.
(idm 习语) give sb/get a `rocket (Brit infml 口) reprimand sb/be reprimanded severely 严厉斥责某人[受到严厉斥责].
> rocket v
1 [I, Ipr, Ip] ~ (up) increase very rapidly 迅速增加: Unemployment levels have rocketed (to new heights). 失业率猛然上升(到新的水平). * House prices are rocketing (up). 房价在飞涨.
2 [Ipr, Ip] move extremely quickly 飞快地移动: He rocketed to stardom (ie became famous) overnight. 他转瞬间成了明星. * rocket along, away, off, past, etc 飞快地行进﹑ 离开﹑ 离去﹑ 越过等.
rocketry / 5rCkItrI; `rBkItrI/ n [U] (science or practiceof) using rockets for propelling missiles or spacecraft 火箭学; 火箭技术.