rock out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rock out

informal
:to play music in a loud or energetic way
  • The band rocks out on their new album.

Word by Word Definitions

rock play
  1. : to move back and forth in or as if in a cradle

  2. : to cause to sway back and forth

  3. : to cause to shake violently

  1. : a rocking movement

  2. : popular music usually played on electronically amplified instruments and characterized by a persistent heavily accented beat, repetition of simple phrases, and often country, folk, and blues elements

  1. : distaff

  2. : the wool or flax on a distaff

  1. : a large mass of stone forming a cliff, promontory, or peak

  2. : a concreted mass of stony material

  3. : consolidated or unconsolidated solid mineral matter

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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