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rock1 British & World English

A mass of rock projecting above the earth’s surface or out of the sea

rocks in rock1 British & World English

A man’s testicles

rock2 British & World English

Move gently to and fro or from side to side

Eddystone Rocks British & World English

A rocky reef off the coast of Cornwall, 22 km (14 miles) SW of Plymouth. The reef was the site of the earliest lighthouse (1699) built on rocks fully exposed to the sea

on the rocks British & World English

(Of a relationship or enterprise) experiencing difficulties and likely to fail

Eddystone Rocks New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

reef off coast of Cornwall, site of lighthouse

rock up British & World English

Arrive; turn up

cap rock British & World English

A layer of hard impervious rock overlying and often sealing in a deposit of oil, gas, or coal

rock out in rock2 British & World English

Perform rock music loudly and vigorously

rock out British & World English

Perform rock music loudly and vigorously

on the rocks in rock1 British & World English

(Of a relationship or enterprise) experiencing difficulties and likely to fail

blue rock British & World English

(In pigeon-fancying) a pigeon showing the coloration of the wild rock dove

garage rock in garage British & World English

A style of unpolished, energetic rock music associated with suburban amateur bands

grunge rock in grunge British & World English

A style of rock music characterized by a raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery

lovers' rock British & World English

A gentle, melodic style of reggae incorporating elements of soul and usually featuring lyrics with a romantic theme

punk rock in punk British & World English

A loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s

soft rock British & World English

A style of rock music with a less persistent beat and more emphasis on lyrics and melody than hard rock

source rock British & World English

A rock formation from which later sediments are derived or in which a particular mineral originates

trap3 British & World English

Basalt or a similar dark, fine-grained igneous rock

wall rock British & World English

The rock adjacent to or enclosing a vein, hydrothermal ore deposit, fault, or other geological feature

the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world British & World English

The person who raises a child determines the character of that child and so influences the type of society that the next generation will create

country rock1 British & World English

The rock which encloses a mineral deposit, igneous intrusion, or other feature

Plymouth Rock2 British & World English

A chicken of a large domestic breed of American origin, having grey plumage with blackish stripes, and a yellow beak, legs, and feet

rock the boat in boat British & World English

Say or do something to disturb an existing situation and upset people

rock the boat British & World English

Say or do something to disturb an existing situation and upset people

cock-of-the-rock British & World English

A crested cotinga (bird) found in the tropical forests of South America. The male has brilliant orange or red plumage used in communal display

on the rocks in rock2 English Thesaurus

Sue's marriage was on the rocks

the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world in hand British & World English

The person who raises a child determines the character of that child and so influences the type of society that the next generation will create

set someone back on their heels British & World English

Astonish or disconcert someone


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