Synonyms of rocket in English:

rocket


See US English definition of rocket

See UK English definition of rocket

See Spanish definition of cohete

noun

1‘guerrillas fired five rockets at the capital yesterday’

SYNONYMS
missile, projectile
rare trajectile

2‘he got a rocket from the director’

SYNONYMS
scolding, chiding, reprimand, rebuke, reproof, reproach, remonstration, upbraiding, berating, castigation, tirade, diatribe, harangue, lecture, admonition, admonishment, lambasting, obloquy
informal dressing-down, telling-off, talking-to, tongue-lashing
British informal rocket, wigging
ANTONYMS

commendation, pat on the back


verb

1‘prices have rocketed during the last ten years’

SYNONYMS
shoot up, soar, increase rapidly, rise rapidly, escalate, spiral upwards
informal go through the ceiling, go through the roof, skyrocket
ANTONYMS

fall, plummet

2‘they rocketed into the alley ahead of the police car’

SYNONYMS
speed, zoom, shoot, roar, whizz, career, go hell for leather
informal scorch, tear, go like a bat out of hell
British informal bomb
North American informal barrel, hightail it