- mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water.
- a particular kind of such matter: igneous rock.
- a piece of money.
- a dollar bill.
- a diamond.
- any gem.
- crack (def. 33).
- a pellet or lump of crack.
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Idioms for rock
Origin of rock1
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrock·less, adjectiverock·like, adjective
Definition for rock (2 of 4)
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
synonym study for rock
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrock·a·ble, adjectiverock·ing·ly, adverbun·rocked, adjective
Definition for rock (3 of 4)
Origin of rock3
Definition for rock (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for rock
You’ll also want to have rock-solid commands that will make them come to your side immediately, stop what they’re doing, and drop animals and objects they’ve picked up, Perry says.
For example, if you knew there was a 40 percent chance your opponent would play rock, a 40 percent chance they’d play paper and a 20 percent chance they’d play scissors, then your best bet would still be to play paper.
Suppose you knew there was a 10 percent chance your opponent would play rock, a 10 percent chance they’d play paper and an 80 percent chance they’d play scissors.
Once a rock-ribbed red state, California’s politics were shifting leftward toward progressivism.Suffragette City: San Diego’s Crucial Role in Getting Women the Vote|Randy Dotinga|August 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The main job of the Perseverance rover, set to launch between July 20 and August 11, is to pick out rocks that might preserve signs of past life and store the samples for a future mission back to Earth.NASA’s Perseverance rover will seek signs of past life on Mars|Lisa Grossman|July 28, 2020|Science News
Some brought rocks and bricks, intent on clashing with the police.
One of the rocks hit Krystyn Atwood, a black girl, and another hit Emily Harr, a white girl.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thirty-two people died when he ran his ship onto the rocks off Tuscany in 2012.
“Otherwise, we go on the rocks,” he can be heard saying in English.
When the ship hit the rocks, the sound of bells ringing and alarms sounding echoed in the theater.
Why not have sought out the pure white lime-rocks of the flat country, or the grey granite of the hills?
Ripperda's equipage wound down a long and twisting defile between two precipitous rocks.
A volley did sound, and instantly; but it came from the rocks above, and three of the villains fell.
A few small rocks of some soft stone may be added, and in between these the Ferns are planted.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
The last time I tried it, I caught the end of my stick between two rocks and it broke.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for rock (1 of 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with rock
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