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rock

EN[ɹʷɔk] [ɹɒk] [-ɒk] [ɹɑk]
US
WRock
  • Rock usually refers to:
  • Rock (geology), a naturally occurring solid aggregate of minerals or mineraloids
  • Rock music, a form of popular music
  • Rock or Rocks may also refer to:
FR rock
Solid mineral aggregate (1)
Solid mineral aggregate (1)

    Definition of rock in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrocksSUF-ock
    1. An act of rocking; a rocking motion; a sway.
      1. A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
        1. NC distaff.
          1. NU The flax or wool on a distaff.
            1. Archaic form of roc (mythical bird).
            2. VerbSGrocksPRrockingPT, PProcked
              1. (transitive and intransitive) To move gently back and forth.
                1. To Edward […] he was terrible, nerve-inflaming, poisonously asphyxiating. He sat rocking himself in the late Mr. Churchill's swing chair, smoking and twaddling.
              2. VT To cause to shake or sway violently.
                1. VI To sway or tilt violently back and forth.
                  1. The boat rocked at anchor. ‎
                2. (transitive and intransitive, of ore etc.) To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker.
                  1. The ores had been rocked and laid out for inspection. ‎
                3. VT To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively).
                  1. Downing Street has been rocked by yet another sex scandal. ‎
                  2. She rocked my world. ‎
                4. VI To do well or to be operating at high efficiency.
                  1. The Blues' challenge had been rocking at that point, with Terry's centre-back partner Gary Cahill lost to injury and Barca having just levelled the tie through Busquets's neat, close-range finish from Isaac Cuenca's pull-back.
                5. (euphemistic) to make love to or have sex with someone.
                  1. Yarbrough & Peoples, "Don't Stop the Music": I just wanna rock you, all night long.
                  2. Andy Kim, "Rock Me Gently": Rock me gently, rock me slowly, take it easy, don't you know, 'cause I have never been loved like this before.
                6. VI To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.
                  1. Let’s rock!
                7. VI SLA To be very favourable or skilful; to excel.
                  1. Chocolate rocks.
                8. VT to thrill or excite, especially with rock music.
                  1. Let's rock this joint!
                9. VT to do something with excitement yet skillfully.
                  1. I need to rock a piss.
                10. VT To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style).
                11. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy. ‎
                    • And now, Clevelanders hoping to bring the Rock Roll Hall of Fame to their city are throwing a bash to commemorate the 34th birthday of disc Jockey Alan Freed's "Moondog Coronation Ball".
                    • Iowa Governor Will Fight Rock Island Reorganization. He Says That Under the New Plan Too Much Water Is Put Into the Stock—Believes Plan Is Out of Harmony with Iowa Laws.
                  2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • If the wings aren't big enough your paper airplane will fly like a rock.
                    • She led us through the tunnels for some time, until at length we reached a small door in the rock.
                    • The fontinal cliff vegetation occupies moist rocky banks, damp ledges, and dripping rocks.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Ergative verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
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                          Grammatically, this word "rock" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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