: to cause an audience to be very enthusiastic about a performance
The band played their theme song and rocked the house.
Recent Examples on the Web Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett will rock the house in the arena that surrounds the hole. —Todd Kelly, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2022
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