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rock up

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb) (informal) to arrive late or unannounced
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  • If it had rolled down from the rock up yonder, it would have been a piece of that rock!

    The Crystal Hunters George Manville Fenn
  • Everything is quite still, and her crib does not rock up and down. '

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • Over the poles of the horseshoe electromagnet is an armature fixed to a metal bar that can rock up and down.

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity

    Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • By this time I, Olaf, was springing from rock to rock up the gorge, following the bear's track.

    The Wanderer's Necklace H. Rider Haggard
  • Cousin D. laughed, and began to rock up and down till he almost bent double; though what it was about I couldn't begin to tell.

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • “I suppose you know every rock up here,” said Johnny, as they went scrambling up and up, over an all but perpendicular trail.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • Roos had the cheek to pick the rock up out of his lap and heave it back at me—but with an aim less certain than my own.

    Down the Columbia Lewis R. Freeman
  • Upon this we told him of the niches in the rock up above, which we supposed to have been receptacles for bridge-stringers.

    The Trail of The Badger Sidford F. Hamp
  • "When I saw you standing on that rock up yonder, I put it down to delirium," said the Colonel.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle

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