1.A stone of any size.
‘My brother and I would pretend fight, I'd be knocked down, and then I'd roll down the hill while bumping against tiny rocks and other imperfections peppering the slide.'
‘I get the feeling I couldn't throw a rock without hitting a Baldwin.'
‘the crowd threw a few rocks and dispersed'
2.A large piece of rock which has become detached from a cliff or mountain; a boulder.
‘It was so clearly identifiable as his work from the outset that I kept expecting either Ricardo Montalban or Kate Winslet to pop out from behind a rock.'
‘Watch for the scene where Sid is trying to get comfortable on a rock - he flops around, contorting his body into every possible shape.'
‘Geometric shapes, classical columns, shrines and sets of zigzagging stairs are combined with stylized landscape elements, such as rocks, a river, fields and mountains.'
‘He lies on a rock, a mountain looming above him and his naked body partially covered by a white dress.'
‘the stream flowed through a jumble of rocks'
4.Informal name for Gibraltar.
5.Any natural material, hard or soft (e.g. clay), having a distinctive mineral composition.
‘A main types of mineral phosphate, soft rock phosphate comes mostly from ancient sea deposits.'
‘The cave offers an in-depth view of the immense layers of limestone rock formed by the sedimented shells.'
‘Dolomite, a calcium magnesium carbonate rock, can be found beneath the soil surface.'
‘Karst landscapes are developed wherever soluble carbonate rocks outcrop and where surplus rainfall is available to dissolve the limestone.'
‘The granite fines were a by-product of crushing syenite granite rock.'
6.A mass of rock projecting above the earth's surface or out of the sea.
‘At the centre of the building is a courtyard; in fact, the original patch of trees, rocks and earth that was here from the very start.'
‘Jagged rocks jutted out from both sides of the canyon.'
‘One had to earn the right to surf beneath the dangerous pier, with it's exhilarating waves and threatening jagged rocks.'
‘Helen makes her way to Skerray, a tiny crofting community whose name translates as ‘between the rocks and the sea'.'
‘there are dangerous rocks around the island'
7.The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil.
‘Fields curve around jumbled outcroppings, huge chunks of fragmented rock appearing in time to halt a tractor before it barely reaches working speed.'
‘Ground and polished, it can reveal a subtle, colored matrix of gradated sands and rock, such as you might find along the edge of a stream bed.'
‘a spectacular rock arch'
‘a piece of rock'
‘the beds of rock are slightly tilted'
8.A stone of any size.
‘He threw rocks through their living window and claimed they were being attacked.'
‘A switchback ramp scales a battered wall of rough granite blocks and you wonder if defenders will appear on the ramparts above and drive you off with rocks.'
9.A kind of hard confectionery in the form of cylindrical peppermint-flavoured sticks.
‘a stick of rock'
10.A precious stone, especially a diamond.
‘Instead of working with flashy, expensive rocks, he preferred to use semiprecious stones - and his wits.'
‘It's like a trip through a jewelry store that sells nothing but pricey diamond rings with big rocks.'
11.A small piece of crack cocaine.
‘crack sells for $20 a rock'
‘the police discovered six ounces of rock in his van'
12.A man's testicles.
13.Used to refer to someone or something that is extremely strong, reliable, or hard.
‘the Irish scrum has been as solid as a rock'
‘It was only sprung on us in the sense that at any point, we could have said ‘no' and faced the rock that was our boss.'
‘Mia really has become the rock in this world, his key to becoming a better man.'
14.(especially with allusion to shipwrecks) a source of danger or destruction.
‘the new system is heading for the rocks'
‘While his willingness to explore the darker side of marriage makes his movie more perceptive than many others, the film loses its way when love hits the rocks.'
‘she rocked the baby in her arms'
2.Move gently to and fro or from side to side.
‘the vase rocked back and forth on its base'
‘Some women started cooking meal under trees while some others gently rocked makeshift cradles hanging from tree branches.'
‘As he cuddles his teddy bear, she rocks him to sleep.'
‘The floor seemed to be pitching, like a boat rocked by waves.'
3.(with reference to a building or region) shake or cause to shake or vibrate, especially because of an impact, earthquake, or explosion.
‘minutes later a second blast rocked the city'
‘the building began to rock on its foundations'
‘He is awake in the middle of the night and he feels as if the hotel is being rocked by an earthquake.'
‘Both films take place in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked northern Iran in 1990, killing nearly 50,000 people.'
‘Situated in a sensitive seismic zone, the country has been rocked by many earthquakes.'
4.Cause great shock or distress to (someone or something), especially so as to weaken or destabilize.
‘Particularly good though is Basinger as a mother wanting more from a wounded marriage, rocked by the memory of a painful incident.'
‘In the past two months, the fund industry has been rocked by allegations of ethical lapses.'
‘For the year 2001, the company was ranked as the 6th largest corporation in the world, but before the year was out, it was rocked by scandal and filed for bankruptcy.'
‘One young girl knows secrets that could rock this union to its core, and she's on the run.'
5.Dance to or play rock music.
‘he looked a totally different man and ready to rock'
6.Cause great shock or distress to (someone or something), especially so as to weaken or destabilize.
‘diplomatic upheavals that rocked the British Empire'
7.Dance to or play rock music.
‘Despite the odd venue choice, Billy Corgan and his openers still rocked out.'
‘In this case, the screen was bigger, the score was louder and the crowd was rocking.'
‘These guys knew how to rock - and did so for nearly two hours!'
‘While my musical strength may be in the Classical realm, I also know that Little Richard really rocked in his day.'
8.(of a place) be exciting or full of social activity.
‘the new town really rocks'
9.Be very good or pleasing.
‘this is when the job really rocks'
‘″ The typical comment is, ' Dude, you rock!, ''
‘And you will see why he rocks.'
‘I don't know but, either way, they rock.'
‘I just recently played ″House Of Flying Daggers″ and it rocked!'
10.Wear (a garment) or affect (an attitude or style), especially in a confident or flamboyant way.
‘she was rocking a clingy little leopard-skin number'
1.Wear (a garment) or affect (an attitude or style), especially in a confident or flamboyant way.
‘the store plays a peculiar blend of 70s and 80s rock'
‘a rock concert'
‘He beat out no less than Sting and Paul McCartney, two rock idols who performed their own nominated songs.'
‘The debt owed to past blues musicians by the giants of the rock industry - Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin among others - becomes apparent when you listen to their music.'
‘The movie is a disappointment, and could have been a lot better if only he had gone out on a few more limbs than just the inclusion of a few rock tunes.'
3.Rock and roll.
‘It is a film for everyone, both those who were touched by this era of rock and those who just remember that fleeting second when the world didn't slow down.'
‘It made me want to run out and start a rockabilly band to pay tribute to rock's greatest geek.'
‘she placed the baby in the cot and gave it a rock'