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rock

noun, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of rock

  1. a usually valuable stone cut and polished for ornament a trophy wife with enough rocks to open her own jewelry store Synonyms of rock brilliant, gemstone, jewel, gem [slang]Words Related to rock bauble, bijou, trinket; birthstone; baguette, cabochon, cameo, scarab, solitaire, teardrop; paste, rhinestone, zircon; crown jewels, jewelryNear Antonyms of rock rough


rock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rock

  1. 1 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions the boat was rocking so much that several passengers felt seasick Synonyms of rock careen, lurch, pitch, roll, seesaw, sway, toss, wobble (also wabble) Words Related to rock blunder, buck, dodder, falter, flounder, halt, hitch, hobble, jerk, jolt, reel, shake, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, totter, tumble, vacillate, vibrate, waddle, waver, weave; oscillate, undulate, wag, waggle

  2. 2 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side the drunk rocked on his heels for a moment and then fell flat on his back Synonyms of rock falter, teeter, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to rock flounder, lurch, stumble, toddle; quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, vibrate; careen, reel, stagger, weave

  3. 3 to make senseless or dizzy by a blow she rocked the mugger with a single punch and then ran Synonyms of rock daze, stunWords Related to rock deaden, knock out, paralyze; benumb, numb, stupefy; bowl over, knock down; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, bonk, bop, clobber, clock, clout, hammer, hit, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale; batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, mangle, maul, pelt, pummel

  4. 4 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected the news of the mayor's sudden death rocked the city Synonyms of rock amaze, astonish, astound, bowl over, dumbfound (also dumfound), flabbergast, floor, surprise, shock, startle, stun, stupefy, thunderstrikeWords Related to rock befuddle, bewilder, blindside, blow away, confound, confuse, daze, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, jar, muddle, nonplus, perplex, shake up

Synonym Discussion of rock

shake, agitate, rock, convulse mean to move up and down or to and fro with some violence. shake often carries a further implication of a particular purpose.
    • shake well before using
agitate suggests a violent and prolonged tossing or stirring.
    • an ocean agitated by storms
rock suggests a swinging or swaying motion resulting from violent impact or upheaval.
    • the whole city was rocked by the explosion
convulse suggests a violent pulling or wrenching as of a body in a paroxysm.
    • spectators were convulsed with laughter

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