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rock
/ rCk; rBk/ n 1 (a) [U] (usu solid) part of the earth's crust ; : They drilled through several layers of rock to reach the oil. . * The volcano poured out molten rock. . (b) [C] mass of this standing out from the earth's surface or from the sea ; : The ship hit some rocks and sank. . * the Rock of Gibraltar . 2 [C] (a) large detached stone or boulder ; : The sign said, `Danger: falling rocks'. : `, '. (b) (US) small stone or pebble ; : That boy threw a rock at me. . 3 [U] (Brit) type of hard sugar sweet, usu made in cylindrical sticks and flavoured with peppermint : a stick of rock . 4 (idm ) (as) firm/solid as a `rock immovable; dependable ; . on the `rocks (a) (of a ship) wrecked on rocks . (b) (infml ) (of a marriage, business, etc) in danger of failing; in a severe crisis ; . (c) (infml ) (of drinks) served with ice cubes but no water : Scotch (ie whisky) on the rocks .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
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rock
/ rCk; rBk/ v 1 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] (cause sb/sth to) move gently (backwards and forwards, or from side to side) [], , : He sat rocking (himself) in his chair. . * rock a baby to sleep * Our boat was rocked (from side to side) by/on the waves. []. 2 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] (cause sth to) shake violently : The whole house rocked (to and fro) when the bomb exploded. . * The town was rocked by an earthquake. . 3 [Tn] (fig ) disturb or shock (sb/sth) greatly []: The scandal rocked the government.. 4 (idm ) rock the `boat (infml ) do sth that upsets the balance of a situation, etc : Things are progressing well don't (do anything to) rock the boat. --.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
rock
/ rCk; rBk/ n [U] (also `rock music) type of modern popular music with a strong beat, played on electric guitars, etc : [attrib ] a `rock star .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
rock
v [I, Ipr] dance to this music .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
rock
v [I, Ipr] dance to this music .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
rock
/ rCk; rBk/ n [U] (also `rock music) type of modern popular music with a strong beat, played on electric guitars, etc : [attrib ] a `rock star .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
rock
/ rCk; rBk/ v 1 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] (cause sb/sth to) move gently (backwards and forwards, or from side to side) [], , : He sat rocking (himself) in his chair. . * rock a baby to sleep * Our boat was rocked (from side to side) by/on the waves. []. 2 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] (cause sth to) shake violently : The whole house rocked (to and fro) when the bomb exploded. . * The town was rocked by an earthquake. . 3 [Tn] (fig ) disturb or shock (sb/sth) greatly []: The scandal rocked the government.. 4 (idm ) rock the `boat (infml ) do sth that upsets the balance of a situation, etc : Things are progressing well don't (do anything to) rock the boat. --.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16

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