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rock 1

 (rŏk)
n.
1. Relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; stone.
2.
a. A relatively small piece or fragment of such material.
b. A relatively large body of such material, as a cliff or peak.
3. A naturally formed aggregate of mineral matter constituting a significant part of the earth's crust.
4. One that is similar to or suggestive of a mass of stone in stability, firmness, or dependability: The family has been his rock during this difficult time.
5. rocks Slang Money.
6. Slang A large gem, especially a diamond.
7. Slang Crack cocaine.
8.
a. A varicolored stick candy.
b. Rock candy.
Idioms:
between a rock and a hard place
Confronted with equally unpleasant alternatives and few or no opportunities to evade or circumvent them.
on the rocks
1. In a state of difficulty, destruction, or ruin: Their marriage is on the rocks.
2. Without money; bankrupt: Our accountant says the business is on the rocks.
3. Served over ice cubes: Scotch on the rocks.

[Middle English, from Old North French roque, from Vulgar Latin *rocca.]

rock 2

 (rŏk)
v. rocked, rock·ing, rocks
v.intr.
1. To move back and forth or from side to side, especially gently or rhythmically.
2. To sway violently, as from a blow or shock. See Synonyms at swing.
3. To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker. Used of ores.
4. Music To play or dance to rock music.
5. Slang To be excellent or outstanding. Used in exclamations of approval.
v.tr.
1. To move (a child, for example) back and forth or from side to side, especially in order to soothe or lull to sleep.
2. To cause to shake or sway violently. See Synonyms at agitate.
3.
a. To disturb the mental or emotional equilibrium of; upset: News of the scandal rocked the town.
b. To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
4. To wash or pan (ore) in a cradle or rocker.
5. In mezzotint engraving, to roughen (a metal plate) with a rocker or roulette.
n.
1.
a. A rocking motion.
b. The act of rocking.
2. Music A form of popular music characterized by electronically amplified instrumentation, a heavily accented beat, and relatively simple phrase structure. Originating in the United States in the 1950s, rock incorporates a variety of musical styles, especially rhythm and blues, country music, and gospel. Also called rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll.
Idiom:
rock the boat
To disturb the balance or routine of a situation: He has an easygoing managerial style and won't rock the boat unless absolutely necessary.

[Middle English rokken, from Old English roccian.]

rock′ing·ly adv.

rock

(rɒk)
n
1. (Geological Science) geology any aggregate of minerals that makes up part of the earth's crust. It may be unconsolidated, such as a sand, clay, or mud, or consolidated, such as granite, limestone, or coal. See also igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic
2. any hard mass of consolidated mineral matter, such as a boulder
3. chiefly US and Canadian and Austral a stone
4. a person or thing suggesting a rock, esp in being dependable, unchanging, or providing firm foundation
5. (Cookery) Brit a hard sweet, typically a long brightly-coloured peppermint-flavoured stick, sold esp in holiday resorts
6. (Jewellery) slang a jewel, esp a diamond
7. (Animals) short for rock salmon
8. (plural) slang the testicles
9. (Recreational Drugs) slang another name for crack29
10. between a rock and a hard place having to choose between two equally unpleasant alternatives
11. in a state of ruin or destitution
12. (Cookery) (of drinks, esp whisky) served with ice
[C14: from Old French roche, of unknown origin]

rock

(rɒk)
vb
1. to move or cause to move from side to side or backwards and forwards
2. to reel or sway or cause (someone) to reel or sway, as with a violent shock or emotion
3. (tr) to shake or move (something) violently
4. (Dancing) (intr) to dance in the rock-and-roll style
5. (Mining & Quarrying) mining to wash (ore) or (of ore) to be washed in a cradle
6. (Art Terms) (tr) to roughen (a copper plate) with a rocker before engraving a mezzotint
7. (tr) slang chiefly US to impress by wearing (an item of clothing) or playing (a musical instrument): she can still rock a miniskirt; he rocks a guitar like nobody’s business.
8. rock the boat informal to create a disturbance in the existing situation
n
9. a rocking motion
10. (Pop Music) short for rock and roll
11. (Pop Music) Also called: rock music any of various styles of pop music having a heavy beat, derived from rock and roll
[Old English roccian; related to Middle Dutch, Old High German rocken, German rücken]

Rock

(rɒk)
n
1. (Placename) an informal name for Gibraltar
2. (Placename) a Canadian informal name for Newfoundland

rock1

(rɒk)

n.
1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, or the like.
2.
a. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water.
b. a particular kind of such matter: igneous rock.
3. stone in the mass: built on rock.
4. a stone of any size.
5. something resembling a rock.
6. a firm foundation or support: The Lord is my rock.
8. Slang.
a. a diamond.
b. any gem.
9. Slang.
b. a pellet or lump of crack.
Idioms:
1. between a rock and a hard place, between undesirable alternatives.
2. on the rocks,
a. Informal. ruined or destroyed: a marriage on the rocks.
b. (of an alcoholic beverage) served straight with ice.
[1300–50; Middle English rokk(e) < Old French ro(c)que, roche; Medieval Latin rocha, rocca (> late Old English -rocc in stānrocc “stone-rock”)]
rock′like`, adj.

rock2

(rɒk)

v.i.
1. to move or sway to and fro or from side to side.
2. to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion, etc.
3. (of ore) to be washed in a cradle.
4. to dance to or play rock music.
v.t.
5. to move or sway to and fro or from side to side, esp. gently and soothingly.
6. to lull in security, hope, etc.
7. to affect deeply; stun.
8. to shake or disturb violently: An explosion rocked the dock.
n.
9. a rocking movement.
10. a musical style derived in part from blues and folk music and marked by an accented beat and repetitive phrase structure.
adj.
11. pertaining to or characteristic of musical rock.
[before 1100; Middle English; Old English roccian, c. Middle Dutch rocken; akin to German rücken to move, push, Old Norse rykkja to jerk; (definition 14) short for rock and roll (1951), a phrase used earlier in the lyrics or title of several rhythm and blues songs]
rock′a•ble, adj.
rock′ing•ly, adv.
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rock

(rŏk)
1. A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cement-like mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
2. A fairly small piece of such material; a stone.

rock


Past participle: rocked
Gerund: rocking

Imperative
rock
rock
Present
I rock
you rock
he/she/it rocks
we rock
you rock
they rock
Preterite
I rocked
you rocked
he/she/it rocked
we rocked
you rocked
they rocked
Present Continuous
I am rocking
you are rocking
he/she/it is rocking
we are rocking
you are rocking
they are rocking
Present Perfect
I have rocked
you have rocked
he/she/it has rocked
we have rocked
you have rocked
they have rocked
Past Continuous
I was rocking
you were rocking
he/she/it was rocking
we were rocking
you were rocking
they were rocking
Past Perfect
I had rocked
you had rocked
he/she/it had rocked
we had rocked
you had rocked
they had rocked
Future
I will rock
you will rock
he/she/it will rock
we will rock
you will rock
they will rock
Future Perfect
I will have rocked
you will have rocked
he/she/it will have rocked
we will have rocked
you will have rocked
they will have rocked
Future Continuous
I will be rocking
you will be rocking
he/she/it will be rocking
we will be rocking
you will be rocking
they will be rocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rocking
you have been rocking
he/she/it has been rocking
we have been rocking
you have been rocking
they have been rocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rocking
you will have been rocking
he/she/it will have been rocking
we will have been rocking
you will have been rocking
they will have been rocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rocking
you had been rocking
he/she/it had been rocking
we had been rocking
you had been rocking
they had been rocking
Conditional
I would rock
you would rock
he/she/it would rock
we would rock
you would rock
they would rock
Past Conditional
I would have rocked
you would have rocked
he/she/it would have rocked
we would have rocked
you would have rocked
they would have rocked

rock

Any solid mass that is composed of minerals, forming a part of the Earth’s crust.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rock - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matterrock - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
achondrite - a stony meteor lacking chondrules
bedrock - solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
boulder, bowlder - a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
calculus, concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
chondrite - a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules
clastic rock - (geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks
crystallization, crystal - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
intrusion - rock produced by an intrusive process
outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
pebble - a small smooth rounded rock
petrifaction - a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form
sill - (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
stepping stone - a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
tor - a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
wall rock - a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault
whinstone, whin - any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
xenolith - (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
2.rock - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
quartzite - hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
road metal - broken rock used for repairing or making roads
sedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
sial - the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum
sima - rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and magnesium
metamorphic rock - rock altered by pressure and heat
crushed rock, gravel - rock fragments and pebbles
caliche - nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru
shingling - (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
pumice, pumice stone - a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive
aphanite - fine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye
claystone - fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles
dolomite - a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
emery rock, emery stone - a mixture of emery dust and a binder; can be molded into grindstones
conglomerate, pudding stone - a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
fieldstone - stone that occurs naturally in fields; often used as building material
greisen - a granitic rock composed of quartz and mica
calc-tufa, tufa - a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
magma - molten rock in the earth's crust
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
limestone - a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
marble - a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
matrix - (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded
3.Rock - United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
4.rock - (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; "he was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew
good person - a person who is good to other people
5.rock - hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
6.rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950srock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
heavy metal music, heavy metal - loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
art rock, progressive rock - a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
acid rock, psychedelic rock - a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
punk rock, punk - rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
backbeat - a loud steady beat
7.rock - pitching dangerously to one siderock - pitching dangerously to one side  
pitching, lurch, pitch - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
Verb1.rock - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
roll - move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
rock, sway - cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
nutate - rock, sway, or nod; usually involuntarily
swag - sway heavily or unsteadily
move back and forth - move in one direction and then into the opposite direction
totter - move without being stable, as if threatening to fall; "The drunk man tottered over to our table"
2.rock - cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
rock, sway, shake - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

rock

1
noun
1. stone, boulder She sat cross-legged on the rock.
2. cliff, tor, outcrop, crag The tower is built on a rock.
on the rocks in trouble, breaking down, falling apart, in tatters Why's your marriage on the rocks?

Types of rock

andesite, anorthosite, anthracite, arkose, basalt, breccia, chalk, chert, clay, coal, conglomerate, diorite, dolerite, dolomite, dunite, eclogite, felsite or felstone, flint, gabbro, gneiss, granite, granodiorite, gravel, greywacke or (U.S.) graywacke, grit, hornblendite, hornfels, lamprophyre, lava, lignite, limestone, loess, marble, monzonite, mudstone, obsidian, pegmatite, peridotite, perknite, phyllite, pitchstone, pumice, pyroxenite, quartzite, rhyolite, sandstone, schist, shale, skarn, slate, soapstone, syenite, trachyte

rock

2
verb
1. sway, pitch, swing, reel, toss, lurch, wobble, roll His body rocked from side to side.
2. shock, surprise, shake, stun, astonish, stagger, jar, astound, daze, dumbfound, set you back on your heels (informal) His death rocked the fashion business.

rock

verb
1. To move vigorously from side to side or up and down:
2. To move to and fro violently:
3. To cause to move to and fro violently:
4. To impair or destroy the composure of:
Informal: rattle.
Translations
rots
صَخْرصَخْرَةصَخْرَه، حَجَر كَبيرموسيقى الرّوكيَتَأَرْجَحُ
pedraquerrocroca
skálakámenkolébatkymácetrock
klippestenvuggeklippestykkerock
kivikivilajiluotorockrokata
kamenljuljatirokstijena
szikla
brjóstsykursstöngklettur, bjargrokkrugga, vaggaskaka
岩石揺れるロック
바위암석앞뒤(좌우)로 흔들다
akmensdrebinātkarameleklintsklintsgabals
stană
skalacukrová tyčinkapestovať v náručírockrockový
skalazibatikamenmajatirock
potrestistenaстена
bergbergartcrackgungaklippa
โยก แกว่ง เขย่าหิน
kayasallamaksars maktaşkaya parçası
đáđu đưa

rock

1 [rɒk]
A. N
1. (= substance) → roca f; (= crag, rock face) → peñasco m, peñón m; (= large stone, boulder) → roca f (US) (= small stone) → piedra f; (in sea) → escollo m, roca f
hewn out of solid rocktallado en la roca viva
they were drilling into solid rockestaban perforando rocas vivas
porous/volcanic rockroca porosa/volcánica
the Rock (of Gibraltar)el Peñón (de Gibraltar)
an outcrop of rockun peñasco, un peñón
"danger: falling rocks"desprendimiento de rocas
2. (in phrases)
to be at rock bottom [person, prices, morale, confidence] → estar por los suelos, haber tocado fondo
prices are at rock bottomlos precios están por los suelos or han tocado fondo
morale in the armed forces was at rock bottomlos ánimos en las fuerzas armadas habían tocado fondo or estaban por los suelos
to hit or reach rock bottom [person, prices] → tocar fondo
to go on(to) the rocks = to run on(to) the rocks
rock hardduro como una piedra
it dries rock hard in less than an houren menos de una hora se seca hasta quedarse duro como una piedra
he's like a rock, I totally depend on himes mi pilar or puntal, dependo totalmente de él
whisky on the rockswhisky con hielo
to run on(to) the rocks (Naut) → chocar contra los escollos, encallar en las rocas
rock solid (lit, fig) → sólido como una roca
the pound was rock solid against the markla libra permanecía sólida como una roca frente al marco
see also rock-solid
he held the gun rock steadysujetó la pistola con pulso firme
to be on the rocks (= be broke) → no tener un céntimo, estar sin blanca (Sp) ; (= fail) [marriage] → andar fatal
his business went on the rocks last yearsu negocio se fue a pique or se hundió el año pasado
to be between or be caught between a rock and a hard placeestar entre la espada y la pared
see also hard, solid
3. (Brit) (= sweet) → palo m de caramelo
a stick of rockun palo de caramelo
4. (= diamond) → diamante m rockspiedras fpl, joyas fpl
5. (= drug) → crack m
6. (esp US) rocks to get one's rocks offechar un polvo
B. CPD rock cake, rock bun N bollito con frutos secos
rock candy N (US) → palo m de caramelo
rock carving Nescultura f rupestre
rock climber Nescalador(a) m/f (de rocas)
rock climbing N (Sport) → escalada f en rocas
to go rock climbingir a escalar en roca
rock crystal Ncristal m de roca
rock face Nvertiente f rocosa, pared f de roca
rock fall Ndesprendimiento m de rocas
rock formation Nformación f rocosa
rock garden Njardín m de roca or de rocalla
rock painting Npintura f rupestre
rock plant Nplanta f rupestre or de roca
rock pool Ncharca f (de agua de mar) entre rocas
rock rose Njara f, heliantemo m
rock salmon N (Brit) → cazón m
rock salt Nsal f gema or mineral or sin refinar

rock

2 [rɒk]
A. VT
1. (= swing to and fro) [+ child] → acunar; [+ cradle] → mecer
she rocked the child in her armsacunó al niño en sus brazos
to rock o.s. in a chairmecerse en una silla
to rock a child to sleeparrullar a un niño
2. (= shake) (lit, fig) → sacudir
his death rocked the fashion businesssu muerte sacudió or convulsionó al mundo de la moda
see also boat
B. VI
1. (gently) → mecerse, balancearse
the ship rocked gently on the wavesel buque se mecía or se balanceaba suavemente en las olas
his body rocked from side to side with the trainsu cuerpo se mecía or se balanceaba de un lado a otro con el movimiento del tren
he rocked back on his heelsapoyando los talones, se inclinó hacia atrás
2. (violently) [ground, vehicle, building] → sacudirse
the theatre rocked with laughterlas risas estremecieron el teatro
the audience rocked with laughterel público se rió a carcajada limpia
3. (= dance) → bailar rock
C. N (Mus) (also rock music) → rock m, música f rock
heavy/soft rockrock m duro/blando
D. CPD rock and roll Nrocanrol m, rock and roll m
to do the rock and rollbailar el rocanrol or el rock and roll
see also rock-and-roll rock band Ngrupo m de rock
rock concert Nconcierto m de rock
rock festival Nfestival m de rock
rock group Ngrupo m de rock
rock music Nrock m, música f rock
rock musical Nmusical m de rock
rock musician Nmúsico/a m/f de rock
rock 'n' roll N = rock and roll rock star Nestrella f de rock

rock

[ˈrɒk]
n
(= substance) → roche f; (hard, solid)roc m
They tunnelled through the rock → Ils ont creusé un tunnel dans la roche.
carved out of solid rock → taillé(e) dans le roc
(= boulder) → rocher m
I sat on a rock → Je me suis assis sur un rocher.
as solid as a rock → solide comme un roc
to be caught between a rock and a hard place → avoir à choisir entre la peste et le choléra
(= stone) → pierre f
The crowd started to throw rocks → La foule s'est mise à lancer des pierres.
"falling rocks" → "chute de pierres"
(also rock music) → rock m
hard rock → hard rock m
(British) (= sweet) → sucre m d'orge
a stick of rock → un bâton de sucre d'orge
(= crack cocaine) → crack m
modif
[artist, drummer, guitarist, musician, group, album] → de rock; [legend, classic] → du rock; [festival] → de rock; [scene, anthem, song, guitar] → rock inv
a rock concert → un concert de rock rock band, rock chick, rock opera
[formation, outcrop, wall] → rocheux/euse rock art
rocks npl
on the rocks (= with ice) → avec des glaçons
a Scotch on the rocks → un scotch avec des glaçons
to be on the rocks [marriage, relationship, industry, company] → péricliter
vt
(= swing gently) [+ cradle, pram] → balancer
[+ baby, child] → bercer
to rock a child to sleep → endormir un enfant en le berçant
(= shake) [explosion, blast, earthquake] [+ building, country] → ébranler
The explosion rocked the building → L'explosion a ébranlé le bâtiment.
to rock the boat (fig)jouer les trouble-fête
[event, scandal] [+ country] → ébranler
vi
(= move from side to side) → se balancer
to rock backwards and forwards → se balancer d'avant en arrière
(= be shaken) (by earthquake, explosion)être ébranlé(e)

rock

:
rock bed
n (Geol) → Felsengrund m
rock bottom
nder Tiefpunkt; to be at rockauf dem Nullpunkt or Tiefpunkt sein; to reach or hit rockden Nullpunkt or Tiefpunkt erreichen; this is rock (inf)schlimmer kann es nicht werden
rock-bottom
adj (inf) interest ratesniedrigste(r, s); rock pricesNiedrigstpreise pl
rock-bound
adjvon Felsen umschlossen
rock bun, rock cake
n˜ Rosinenhäufchen nt
rock carving
nFelszeichnung f; (= writing)Felsschrift f; (= action)Ritzen ntin Fels
rock-climber
n(Felsen)kletterer(in) m(f)
rock climbing
nKlettern nt(im Fels)
rock club
nRockklub m, → Rockschuppen m (inf)
rock crystal
nBergkristall m

rock

:
rock face
nFelswand f
rock fall
nSteinschlag m
rock garden
nSteingarten m
rock group
n (Mus) → Rockgruppe f

rock

:
rock lobster
n (Zool) → Gemeine Languste
rock plant
nSteinpflanze f
rock pool
n Wasserlache, die sich bei Ebbe zwischen Felsen bildet
rockrose
nSonnenröschen nt
rock salmon
n (Brit) → Dorsch m
rock salt
nSteinsalz nt
rock star
n (Mus) → Rockstar m
rock-steady
adj hand, camera, gun, carganz ruhig; voiceganz fest

rock

1
vt
(= swing)schaukeln; (gently: = lull) → wiegen; to rock a baby to sleepein Baby in den Schlaf wiegen; rocked by the wavesvon den Wellen hin und her geschaukelt
(= shake) townerschüttern, zum Beben bringen; buildingins Wanken bringen, erschüttern; shiphin und her werfen; (fig inf) personerschüttern; to rock the boat (fig)für Unruhe sorgen
vi
(gently) → schaukeln; he was rocking back and forth (in his chair)er schaukelte (auf seinem Stuhl) vor und zurück
(violently, building, tree, post) → schwanken; (ship)hin und her geworfen werden; (ground)beben; they rocked with laughtersie schüttelten sich or bebten vor Lachen
(= rock and roll)rocken
(inf: = be exciting, lively) (place)eine aufregende Atmosphäre haben; (music, show)supergut (inf)or echt geil (sl)sein; she rockssie ist einfach klasse or spitze (inf)
n (= pop music)Rock m; (= dance)Rock n’ Roll m; rock-and-rollRock and Roll m, → Rock n’ Roll m; to do the rock-and-rollRock n’ Roll tanzen, rocken

rock

2
n
(= substance)Stein m; (= rock face)Fels(en) m; (Geol) → Gestein nt; caves hewn out of the rockaus dem Fels(en) gehauene Höhlen; hewn out of solid rockaus massivem Stein/Fels gehauen; built on rock (lit, fig)auf Fels gebaut; porous/volcanic rockporöses/vulkanisches Gestein; the study of rocksGesteinskunde f
(large mass) → Fels(en) m; (= boulder also)Felsbrocken m; (smaller) → (großer) Stein; the Rock (of Gibraltar)der Felsen von Gibraltar; on the Rock (inf)in Gibraltar; to be caught between a rock and a hard place (fig)in der Klemme stecken or sitzen; as solid as a rock (structure)massiv wie ein Fels; firm, marriageunerschütterlich wie ein Fels; the ship went on the rocksdas Schiff lief (auf die Felsen) auf; on the rocks (inf: = with ice) → mit Eis; (marriage etc) → kaputt (inf); (= broke)bankrott; “danger, falling rocks”„Steinschlaggefahr“
(inf: = diamond) → Diamant m; rocks (= jewels)Klunker pl (inf)
no pl (Brit: = sweet) → Zuckerstange f
to get one’s rocks off (sl)seinen Spaß haben (inf)

rock

[rɒk]
1. n
a. (gen) → roccia; (large stone, boulder) → roccia, masso; (in sea) → scoglio
the Rock of Gibraltar → la Rocca di Gibilterra
on the rocks (drink) → con ghiaccio
their marriage is on the rocks → il loro matrimonio sta naufragando
b. stick of rock (Brit) (sweet) → bastoncino di zucchero candito
c. (Mus) → rock m
2. vt (gently, cradle, boat) → far dondolare; (baby) → cullare; (violently, boat) → sballottare; (subj, earthquake) → squassare (fig) (shake, startle) → sconvolgere, far tremare
to rock the boat (fig) (fam) → piantare grane
3. vi (gently) → dondolare; (violently) → oscillare

rock1

(rok) noun
1. (a large lump or mass of) the solid parts of the surface of the Earth. The ship struck a rock and sank; the rocks on the seashore; He built his house on solid rock.
2. a large stone. The climber was killed by a falling rock.
3. a type of hard sweet made in sticks. a stick of Edinburgh rock.
ˈrockeryplural ˈrockeries noun
a heap of rocks in a garden with earth between them in which small plants are grown.
ˈrocky adjective
a rocky coastline.
ˈrockiness noun
ˌrock-ˈbottom noun, adjective
(at) the lowest level possible. Prices have reached rock-bottom; rock-bottom prices.
ˈrock-garden noun
a rockery.
ˈrock-plant noun
any plant which grows among rocks eg on mountains, often also grown in rockeries.
on the rocks
in a state of ruin or of great financial difficulty. Their marriage is on the rocks; The firm is on the rocks.

rock2

(rok) verb
1. to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side. The mother rocked the cradle; This cradle rocks.
2. to swing (a baby) gently in one's arms to comfort it or make it sleep.
3. to shake or move violently. The earthquake rocked the building.
ˈrocker noun
1. one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.
2. a rocking-chair.
ˈrocky adjective
which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe.
ˈrockiness noun
ˈrocking-chair noun
a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
ˈrocking-horse noun
a toy horse which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
off one's rocker
mad; crazy.

rock3

(rok) noun
(also rock music) music or songs with a strong, heavy beat and usually a simple melody. She likes rock; (also adjective) a rock band.
ˌrock'n'ˈroll noun
(also ˌrock-and-ˈroll) a simpler, earlier form of rock music.

rock

صَخْر, صَخْرَة, يَتَأَرْجَحُ houpat se, kámen, skála klippe, rokke, sten Gestein, schaukeln, Stein βράχος, κουνώ mecer, piedra, roca keinua, kivi roche, rocher, se balancer kamen, ljuljati cullare, roccia, sasso, 揺れる, 石 바위, 암석, 앞뒤(좌우)로 흔들다 rots, schommelen, steen rock, rocke, stein kamień, skała, zakołysać się balançar, baloiçar, pedra, rocha камень, качаться, скала gunga, sten โยก แกว่ง เขย่า, หิน kaya, sallamak, taş đá, đu đưa 岩石, 摇摆, 石块
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As if awaked by the stir, Hannah started out of her sleep, hurried to the bed, looked at Beth, felt her hands, listened at her lips, and then, throwing her apron over her head, sat down to rock to and fro, exclaiming, under her breath, "The fever's turned, she's sleepin' nat'ral, her skin's damp, and she breathes easy.
Yes you want pieces of rock, with strange writings on them, old weapons, broken pots.
Blowing out the candle, which her husband had left burning, she slipped her bare feet into a pair of satin mules at the foot of the bed and went out on the porch, where she sat down in the wicker chair and began to rock gently to and fro.
The Indians warily retraced their steps toward the place they had left, when the scout, placing his pole against a rock, by a powerful shove, sent his frail bark directly into the turbulent stream.
With a sudden sense of awe and loneliness she turned to the cabin and its sleeping inmates--all that seemed left to her in the vast and stupendous domination of rock and wood and sky.
Perceiving a flock of beach-birds that fed and fluttered along the shore, the naughty child picked up her apron full of pebbles, and, creeping from rock to rock after these small sea-fowl, displayed remarkable dexterity in pelting them.
He found favor in the eyes of the mothers by petting the children, particularly the youngest; and like the lion bold, which whilom so magnanimously the lamb did hold, he would sit with a child on one knee, and rock a cradle with his foot for whole hours together.
On this rock every one of the whale-naturalists has split.
Hand in hand, ship and breeze blew on; but the breeze came faster than the ship, and soon the Pequod began to rock.
As the child complained of hunger and thirst, she climbed over the fence with him; and, sitting down behind a large rock which concealed them from the road, she gave him a breakfast out of her little package.
After a while the path led us along a railed precipice, and we looked over--far beneath us was the snug parlor again, the little Gasternthal, with its water jets spouting from the face of its rock walls.
I lifted by head over the brink of the rock and looked, and I tell you, Umslopogaas, my blood ran cold and my heart turned to water, for there, before the cave, rolled wolves, many and great.