Definition of 'rock'

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Example sentences containing 'rock'

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Romance revs up when you hear rock music. The Sun (2016)The top half of the mountain is rock hard and the lower half is a slush pit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has also been rocked by the deaths of his brother and grandfather. The Sun (2016)But we produced a performance that had the place rocking. The Sun (2017)Rock and dance music blasts over speakers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's rock solid holding me in place. The Sun (2016)IT'S not what you usually think of as the rock 'n roll lifestyle. The Sun (2016)I talked to myself and rocked back and forth to stay warm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lift your feet a few inches off the floor and slowly rock backwards and forwards. MacEoin, Beth Healthy By Nature (1994)This is the rock and the hard place brought together. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They lay a single egg that hatches directly on to the bare rock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The villagers are rocked by news of a murder! The Sun (2009)They are also both wannabe rock stars. The Sun (2014)She told me about the lecture and all the satanic messages in rock music. Christianity Today (2000)Maths rock plus building anthems equals loyal crowd. The Sun (2013)He has hardly moved from his rock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If he were a stick of rock it would say football all the way through him. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To the left rose a cliff of rock. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)That is because of rock movements caused by changing weather at the summit. The Sun (2015)They suffered nasty cuts as they clambered over rock faces and waded through undergrowth. The Sun (2009)Was the flute on top of a full rock sound an impressive feat of musical engineering when you began? The Sun (2008)Well last night they rocked and swayed to a more smooth, samba kind of beat. The Sun (2015)Only the driving beat of the rock band Reef lifted the mood. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Replacements were infused with great energy but also looked backwards to classic rock. The Sun (2008)You want your rock 'n' roll stars to have a good time. The Sun (2013)The one staid foundation of her home, of her idea of her beloved father, seemed reeling and rocking. Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855)

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Translations for 'rock'

British English: rock /rɒk/ NOUN
material Rock is the hard material that is in the ground and in mountains.
We tried to dig, but the ground was solid rock.
  • American English: rock
  • Arabic: صَخْرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rocha
  • Chinese: 岩石
  • Croatian: kamen
  • Czech: skála
  • Danish: klippe
  • Dutch: rots
  • European Spanish: roca
  • Finnish: kivi
  • French: roche
  • German: Gestein
  • Greek: βράχος
  • Italian: roccia
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 바위
  • Norwegian: rock
  • Polish: skała
  • European Portuguese: rocha
  • Romanian: stâncă
  • Russian: скала
  • Latin American Spanish: roca
  • Swedish: sten
  • Thai: หิน
  • Turkish: kaya
  • Ukrainian: скеля
  • Vietnamese: đá tảng
British English: rock /rɒk/ VERB
If something rocks, it moves from side to side.
She rocked the child's cradle tenderly.
The boat began to rock gently on the waves.
  • American English: rock
  • Arabic: يَتَأَرْجَحُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: balançar
  • Chinese: 摇摆
  • Croatian: ljuljati
  • Czech: houpat se
  • Danish: rokke
  • Dutch: schommelen
  • European Spanish: mecer
  • Finnish: keinua ees taas
  • French: se balancer
  • German: schaukeln
  • Greek: κουνώ
  • Italian: cullare
  • Japanese: 揺れる
  • Korean: 앞뒤(좌우)로 흔들다
  • Norwegian: rocke
  • Polish: zakołysać się
  • European Portuguese: baloiçar
  • Romanian: a se balansa
  • Russian: качаться
  • Latin American Spanish: mecer
  • Swedish: gunga
  • Thai: โยก แกว่ง เขย่า
  • Turkish: sallamak
  • Ukrainian: гойдатигойдатися
  • Vietnamese: đu đưa
British English: rock /rɒk/ NOUN
piece of rock A rock is a piece of rock that is small enough for you to pick up.
She picked up a rock and threw it into the lake
  • American English: rock
  • Arabic: صَخْر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pedra
  • Chinese: 石块
  • Croatian: kamen
  • Czech: kámen
  • Danish: sten
  • Dutch: steen
  • European Spanish: piedra
  • Finnish: kivi
  • French: rocher
  • German: Stein
  • Greek: βράχος
  • Italian: sasso
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 암석
  • Norwegian: stein
  • Polish: kamień
  • European Portuguese: pedra
  • Romanian: piatră
  • Russian: камень
  • Latin American Spanish: roca
  • Swedish: sten
  • Thai: หิน
  • Turkish: taş
  • Ukrainian: камінь
  • Vietnamese: đá


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