rocket (in)to sth meaning

  • [American slang]
    1. Lit. [for a projectile] to ascend into the sky or into space; [for something] to shoot rapidly into something.
      The space shuttle rocketed into space.
      The locomotive rocketed into the darkness.
    2. Fig. [for someone] to ascend rapidly into something, such as fame or prominence.
      Jill rocketed into prominence after her spectacular performance on the guitar.
      She will undoubtedly rocket to success.

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