verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to stir up; animate: We're gonna rock this joint tonight!
- to use, wear, or display in a showy, self-confident manner or to great effect: Only you could rock that hat! The game rocks some amazing new features.
Origin of rock2
Examples from the Web for rocked
That action ignited protests that rocked Wisconsin and spurred a recall—only the second recall of a governor in U.S. history.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The recent discovery of a 1,400-victim sex abuse ring in the UK has rocked the country.
“Snowden rocked the U.S. back on its heels on anything and everything cyber-related,” he said.
It changed the creative topography of the show and it rocked our world and it rocked the viewers.‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski on Life After Will Gardner’s Death|Jason Lynch|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The raid on the FBI office was the first major exposure that rocked the intelligence community in the 1970s.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly from far away, there came a dull explosion which rocked the pavement.Signal in the Dark|Mildred A. Wirt
The hansom shaved the corner, hung a moment on one wheel and rocked up the street.Max Fargus|Owen Johnson
He did not look up, and still he rocked himself gently, leaning on his sword.In The Palace Of The King|F. Marion Crawford
Resting the beam on the coping of the wall, at a word, they plunged it forward against the manta, which rocked under the blow.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
There he turned on his back, squirmed and rocked on the crocuses, and tugged at the unaccustomed collar.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
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Word Origin for rock
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Word Origin for rock
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Idioms and Phrases with rocked
In addition to the idioms beginning with rock
- rock bottom
- rocks in one's head, have
- rock the boat
- between a rock and a hard place
- on the rocks
- steady as a rock