- 1 uncountable/no numerable (substance) roca (feminine) igneous/volcanic rock roca ígnea/volcánica a great lump of rock una roca enorme hewn from the rock tallado en la roca viva as hard as rock duro como una piedraMore example sentences
- A main types of mineral phosphate, soft rock phosphate comes mostly from ancient sea deposits.
- Karst landscapes are developed wherever soluble carbonate rocks outcrop and where surplus rainfall is available to dissolve the limestone.
- The cave offers an in-depth view of the immense layers of limestone rock formed by the sedimented shells.
- 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (crag, cliff) peñasco (masculine), peñón (masculine) my wife was like a rock throughout that time mi esposa fue mi puntal durante toda esa época the Rock (of Gibraltar) el Peñón (de Gibraltar) as solid as a rock firme or sólido como una roca 2.2 (in sea) roca (feminine), escollo (masculine) the ship ran onto the rocks el barco encalló en las rocas on the rocks Scotch on the rocks whisky con hielo their marriage is on the rocks su matrimonio anda muy mal the business went on the rocks when she left el negocio se fue a pique cuando ella se fueMore example sentences2.3 (boulder) roca (feminine) danger falling rocks desprendimiento de rocas, zona de derrumbe
More example sentences2.4 (stone) piedra (feminine) to throw rocks tirar piedras to get one's rocks off (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot] tirar [slang/argot], coger* (Mexico/México) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) (Venezuela) [vulgar], follar (Spain/España) [vulgar] to have rocks in one's head (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot] faltarle a algn un tornillo
- Of course they have to break out of jail, and the posse who is hot on their tail gets turned back by a sniper in the rocks above.
- At the centre of the building is a courtyard; in fact, the original patch of trees, rocks and earth that was here from the very start.
- More than half of Mandela's sentence was spent on Robben Island, a windswept rock surrounded by the treacherous seas of the Cape of Good Hope.
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- Should he have intervened, therefore preventing David's death, or did he do the right thing by just staying behind the rocks?
- He lies on a rock, a mountain looming above him and his naked body partially covered by a white dress.
- It was so clearly identifiable as his work from the outset that I kept expecting either Ricardo Montalban or Kate Winslet to pop out from behind a rock.
- Tiger also faced abuse at the hands of grade school classmates, who once even tied him to a tree and threw rocks at him.
- The film has one of cinema's most beautiful uses of an open exterior, when the husband throws a rock towards the nuclear plant just after dusk.
- If you must ripple the pond, throw a small rock first and pay careful attention.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (gently) mecerse*, balancearse the boat rocked gently on the waves el barco se mecía suavemente en las olas
- 2 (violently) [building/ground] sacudirse, estremecerse* to rock with laughter desternillarse de risa
- 3 [Music/Música] rocanrolear, bailar rock