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rock

Pronunciation: /rɒk/

Translation of rock in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود (substance) صَخْر (n coll) a layer of rock طَبَقة من الصَخْرِ molten rock صَخْر مُنْصَهِر
  • 2 (stone) صَخْر (n coll) (plural: صُخور) rocks blocked the road سَدَّت الصُخورُ الطَريقَ to throw rocks at sb أَلْقى صُخوراً على شَخْصٍ
  • 3 (piece of stone) صَخْر (n coll) (plural: صُخور) 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/غير رسمي] (jewel) usu pl حَجَر ماس

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (to move gently) [waves] [wind] [person] هَزَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [a cradle] [baby] the boat was gently rocked by the waves ‫هَزَّت الأَمْواجُ القارِبَ بِرِفْقٍ‬
  • 3 (to weaken) [scandal] هَزَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [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] اهْتَزَّ (VIII), تَأَرْجَحَ (II) to rock to and fro تَأَرْجَحَ للأَمامِ والخَلْفِ the hammock rocked gently in the breeze تَأَرْجَحَت الأُرْجوحةُ الشَبَكيّةُ بِرِفْقٍ في النَسيمِ
  • 3 [informal/غير رسمي] (to dance) 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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