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Definition of rock:

  1. A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
  2. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
  3. Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
  4. Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
  5. See Roc.
  6. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
  7. The striped bass. See under Bass.
  8. To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
  9. To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
  10. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
  11. To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking- chair.

Synonyms:

rock-and-roll, joggle, stir, fluster, garnet, scare, defense, take your breath away, disputation, rock 'n' roll, stone, discompose, beryl, stratum, alarm, quiver, frighten/scare the wits out of someone, disceptation, convulse, contestation, pop, endocarp, foundation, emerald, exceed (someone's) expectations, controversy, mineral, shudder, meteorite, acid jazz, tilt, sway, jar, amethyst, make an impression, thrill, dance, rock music, arguing, bhangra, cradle, baguette, ambient, carbuncle, pit, bed, steppingstone, jive, list, joust, wave, quake, mosh, swing, unsettle, brilliant, background music, stimulate, blues, jounce, shiver, ore, backup, be an inspiration to someone, agate, bother, persuade, outcrop, startle, frighten, heave, diamond, leaning, rock'n'roll, roll, jewel, gem, support, pebble, reel, boogie, shingle, flake, contention, shake off, flap, disco, pitch, panic, carry, commend itself (to someone), agitate, acid house, repetition, scree, brandish, backing, bebop, dike, flint, music, jolt, throw off, put someone/something in the shade, perturb, gyrate, churn, inclination, sediment, chip, intimidate, disquiet, bluegrass, stand out, quaver, chill, cut in, calm, flutter, distract, shake, terrify, didder, gemstone, judder, crystal, be really/quite something, toss, deposit, funk, rattle, careen, flurry, jig, knock your socks off, bedrock, waver, gravel, excite, pinnacle, cavort, escape from, bounce, promontory, make a favorable impression (on someone), ruffle, upset, sliver, lean, aquamarine, rock candy, argument, spar, shake up, disturb, metal, aquifer.

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