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
Related formsrock·a·ble, adjectiverock·ing·ly, adverbun·rocked, adjective
Examples from the Web for rocking
The horseman, aka Abraham, is actually passably cute, with a rocking bod and apparently steady source of income.Naked Ben Franklin Christens the Campy Return of ‘Sleepy Hollow’|Amy Zimmerman|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now Nicki and her crew are rocking short shorts, kicks, and fanny packs.Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Is Too Much Booty for One Man to Handle|Amy Zimmerman|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now Candlestick was rocking... and now, 15 seconds after it started, it was over.
When impatient or tired, as he often is in his wheelchair, he stims: tapping his head, biting his arm, rocking.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rocking what appear to be Beats by Dre earbuds—think he's listening to Kanye's "New Workout Plan?"
What about that stern discipline that was to be put in force here—no rocking, no getting up at night to coddle a weeping infant?Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
Rocking himself, he struck his breast with his clenched hand, then suddenly caught at his hair and remained perfectly motionless.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
“Tell him to guide the elephant better,” said Ned, as this rocking motion went on.The Rajah of Dah|George Manville Fenn
The drunken vertigo, and the vulgar custom of rocking children, will be considered in the next Section.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
It was swaying and rocking like a floating barrel in the kind of blow Shantyboaters dreaded worse than the thought of dying.The Mississippi Saucer|Frank Belknap Long
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Idioms and Phrases with rocking
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