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rock

noun , slang

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a usually valuable stone cut and polished for ornament
  • millionaires dressed by designers and dripping with rocks
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rock

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1 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
  • The boat was rocking so much that several passengers felt seasick.
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2 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
  • The toddler rocked on his heels for a moment and then took another faltering step.
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3 to make senseless or dizzy by a blow
  • She rocked her opponent with a single punch.
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knock for a loop, knock silly

4 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • The news of the mayor's sudden resignation rocked the city.
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knock for a loop, take aback, take by surprise

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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