Synonyms and Antonyms of rocket

  1. 1 to proceed or move quickly the startled cat rocketed out of the room Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, hurry, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  2. 2 to rise abruptly and rapidly the child actor rocketed to stardom at the age of eight Synonyms skyrocket, shoot (up), soar, zoomRelated Words accumulate, appreciate, balloon, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; crest, peak, surge; heighten, intensifyNear Antonyms collapse, fall; contract, decrease, diminish, drop, lessen, waneAntonyms nose-dive, plummet, plunge, slump, tumble

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