rocket into (something or some place)

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rocket into (something or some place)

1. To move or travel into some place incredibly quickly, as if being propelled by rockets. The puck rocketed into the net from the middle of the rink. Chunks of metal and glass rocketed into the air as the bomb exploded.
2. To cause someone or something to travel into some place incredibly quickly, as if being propelled by rockets. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rocket" and "into." The out-of-control car hit a pedestrian, rocketing the poor woman into the air. The player kicked the ball and rocketed it into the back of the net.
3. To move into some position or status with remarkable speed. With three goals in quick succession, the underdog team suddenly rocketed into the lead. The singer rocketed into the limelight this year with the huge success of his debut album.
4. To move someone or something into some position or status with remarkable speed. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rocket" and "into." The incredible sales of the company's newest product has rocketed them into a position of market dominance. The huge growth of her wealth over the past year rocketed her into the top ten list of the most wealthy individuals.
See also: rocket

rocket something into something

to send something somewhere-usually into space-by rocket. The government rocketed the satellite into space. Someone suggested rocketing our waste into space.
See also: rocket