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
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A Silicon Valley start-up plans to build a machine meant to hurl rockets into space and has secured $40 million from some top technology investors, its founder Jonathan Yaney said.
New Zealand might soon join the few nations that have made it to space, with one company's plans to send commercial rockets into the atmosphere.
Here too accuracy improvement comes through the addition of guidance kits, which de facto turn dumb rockets into missiles.
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In the latest in a recent series of launches, Pyongyang fired 25 short-range rockets into waters off its east coast Sunday evening, which flew about 70 km.
Launching the rockets into the sky was the highlight of the day and drew large numbers of parents and members of the community to the school.
And sometimes, like Elon Musk, they dream of what it would be like to ride one of those rockets into the vastness of space.
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The Israel Air Force destroyed the launcher used in Gaza to fire the rockets into Beersheva, and hit the squad that fired them; Channel 10 quoted the army as reporting.
"We're launching the rockets into the wind and most of them parachuted back to the field.