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rock
British English: /rɒk/
American English: /rɑk/

Translation of rock in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود
    (substance) n coll
    a layer of rock
    طَبَقة من الصَخْرِ
    molten rock
    صَخْر مُنْصَهِر
  • 2
    (stone) n coll
    rocks blocked the road
    سَدَّت الصُخورُ الطَريقَ
    to throw rocks at somebody
    أَلْقى صُخوراً على شَخْصٍ
  • 3
    (piece of stone) n coll
    the ship went on the rocks
    اصْطَدَمَت السَفينةُ بالصُخورِ
    the marriage is on the rocks
    الزَواجُ مُتَعَثِّرٌ \ غَيْرُ مُسْتَقِرٍّ‬
    the castle is built on a rock
    القَلْعةُ مَبْنيّةٌ على صَخْرةٍ
  • 4
    also: rock music
    (موسيقى) الروك
  • 5 [informal] (jewel) usu pl
    حَجَر ماس

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (to move gently) (waves, wind, person) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (a cradle, baby)
    the boat was gently rocked by the waves
    ‫هَزَّت الأَمْواجُ القارِبَ بِرِفْقٍ‬
  • 2
    (to shake) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a city, building)
  • 3
    (to weaken) (scandal) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (the government, party)
    the country was rocked by a series of political scandals
    ‫هَزَّت البِلادَ سِلْسِلةٌ من الفَضائِحِ السِياسيّةِ‬

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (to sway) (cradle, person) (Form VIII), (Form II)
    to rock to and fro
    تَأَرْجَحَ للأَمامِ والخَلْفِ
    the hammock rocked gently in the breeze
    تَأَرْجَحَت الأُرْجوحةُ الشَبَكيّةُ بِرِفْقٍ في النَسيمِ
  • 3 [informal] (to dance) See examples: to rock (away)
    (رَقَصَ على موسيقى الروك)
    the place was rocking
    (كانَ الناسُ في المَكانِ يَرْقُصونَ على أَنْغامِ موسيقى الروك)

Idioms

between a rock and a hard place

بين المِطْرَقةِ والسِنْدانِ

on the rocks

مع مُكَعَّباتِ الثَلْجِ

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