There are 2 translations of rock in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /rɑːk; rɒk/

n

  • 1 u (substance) roca (f) 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 piedra (before n) rock formation formación (f) rocosa
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    • 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 c 2.1 (crag, cliff) peñasco (m), peñón (m) 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 (f), escollo (m) 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 fue
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    • 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.
    2.3 (boulder) roca (f) danger falling rocks desprendimiento de rocas, zona de derrumbe
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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.
    2.4 (stone) piedra (f) to throw rocks tirar piedras to get one's rocks off (AmE) [slang/argot] tirar [argot/slang], coger* (Méx, RPl, Ven) [vulgar], follar (Esp) [vulgar] to have rocks in one's head (AmE) [slang/argot] faltarle a algn un tornillo
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    • 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.
  • 3 c (jewel) [slang/argot] piedra (f)
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    • It's like a trip through a jewelry store that sells nothing but pricey diamond rings with big rocks.
    • Instead of working with flashy, expensive rocks, he preferred to use semiprecious stones - and his wits.
  • 4 u (BrE) [Culin] barra de caramelo de colores
  • 5 u (music) rock (m) heavy/soft rock rock duro/blando (before n) [band/singer/star/concert] de rock; [music] rock rock festival festival (m) de rock
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    • Unlike many rock stars who venture into acting, Jagger has a genuine talent in front of the camera.
    • He beat out no less than Sting and Paul McCartney, two rock idols who performed their own nominated songs.
    • He went autobiographical and nostalgic in his book, looking at love amongst rock stars and the people who love them.

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adj
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of rock in Spanish:

rock2

vt

  • 1.1 (gently) [cradle] mecer*; [child] acunar she rocked the child in her arms acunó al niño en sus brazos he rocked Louise to sleep acunó a Louise hasta que se durmió
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    • I think I spent a week in a row rocking him to sleep, just speaking it over.
    • She rocked herself to and fro, and the tears gathered in her eyes and slowly trickled down her cheeks.
    • He rocked his body at the mike, rolled his eyes, pulled back his lips in elegant disdain, and finished each sentence with a sensual guttural trail.
    1.2 (violently) sacudir, estremecer* the scandal rocked New York el escándalo convulsionó or conmocionó a Nueva York
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    • He is awake in the middle of the night and he feels as if the hotel is being rocked by an earthquake.
    • An explosion rocks downtown London and shuts down the city.
    • Both films take place in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked northern Iran in 1990, killing nearly 50,000 people.

vi

  • 2 [Mus] rocanrolear, bailar rock
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    • While my musical strength may be in the Classical realm, I also know that Little Richard really rocked in his day.
    • In this case, the screen was bigger, the score was louder and the crowd was rocking.
    • If the crowd is not rocking to this one beat, you gotta get it out and get the next record in.

Phrasal verbs

rock up

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] aparecer*, llegar*

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.