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Synonyms for rock
rɒkrock

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rock

    A thing is shaken which is subjected to short and abruptly checked movements, as forward and backward, up and down, from side to side, etc. A tree is "shaken with a mighty wind;" a man slowly shakes his head. A thing rocks that is sustained from below; it swings if suspended from above, as a pendulum, or pivoted at the side, as a crane or a bridge-draw; to oscillate is to swing with a smooth and regular returning motion; a vibrating motion may be tremulous or jarring. The pendulum of a clock may be said to swing, vibrate, or oscillate; a steel bridge vibrates under the passage of a heavy train; the term vibrate is also applied to molecular movements. Jolting is a lifting from and letting down suddenly upon an unyielding surface; as, a carriage jolts over a rough road. A jarring motion is abruptly and very rapidly repeated through an exceedingly limited space; the jolting of the carriage jars the windows. Rattling refers directly to the sound produced by shaking. To joggle is to shake slightly; as, a passing touch joggles the desk on which one is writing. A thing trembles that shakes perceptibly and with an appearance of uncertainty and instability, as a person under the influence of fear; a thing shivers when all its particles are stirred with a slight but pervading tremulous motion, as a human body under the influence of cold; shuddering is a more pronounced movement of a similar kind, in human beings often the effect of emotional or moral recoil; hence, the word is applied by extension to such feelings even when they have no such outward manifestation; as, one says, "I shudder at the thought." To quiver is to have slight and often spasmodic contractile motions, as the flesh under the surgeon's knife. Thrill is applied to a pervasive movement felt rather than seen; as, the nerves thrill with delight; quiver is similarly used, but suggests somewhat more of outward manifestation. To agitate in its literal use is nearly the same as to shake, tho we speak of the sea as agitated when we could not say it is shaken; the Latin agitate is preferred in scientific or technical use to the Saxon shake, and especially as applied to the action of mechanical contrivances; in the metaphorical use agitate is more transitory and superficial, shake more fundamental and enduring; a person's feelings are agitated by distressing news; his courage, his faith, his credit, or his testimony is shaken. Sway applies to the movement of a body suspended from above or not firmly sustained from below, and the motion of which is less pronounced than swinging, smoother than vibrating, and not necessarily constant as oscillating; as, the swaying of a reed in the wind. Sway used transitively especially applies to motions of grace or dignity; brandish denotes a threatening or hostile motion; a monarch sways the scepter; the ruffian brandishes a club. To reel or totter always implies liability to fall; reeling is more violent than swaying, tottering more irregular; a drunken man reels; we speak of the tottering step of age or infancy. An extended mass which seems to lack solidity or cohesion is said to quake; as, a quaking bog. Quaver is applied almost exclusively to tremulous sounds of the human voice. Flap, flutter, and fluctuate refer to wave-like movements, flap generally to such as produce a sharp sound; a cock flaps his wings; flutter applies to a less pronounced and more irregular motion; a captive bird or a feeble pulse flutters. Compare FLUCTUATE.

    Synonyms:
    agitate, brandish, flap, fluctuate, flutter, jar, joggle, jolt, jounce, oscillate, quake, quaver, quiver, reel, shake, shiver, shudder, sway, swing, thrill, totter, tremble, vibrate, wave, waver

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rock, stonenoun

    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

    "he threw a rock at me"

    Synonyms:
    rock-and-roll, rock candy, endocarp, sway, gemstone, rock and roll, pit, stone, careen, rock'n'roll, gem, rock music, rock 'n' roll, tilt

  2. rock, stonenoun

    material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

    "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

    Synonyms:
    rock-and-roll, rock candy, endocarp, sway, gemstone, rock and roll, pit, stone, careen, rock'n'roll, gem, rock music, rock 'n' roll, tilt

  3. Rock, John Rocknoun

    United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)

    Synonyms:
    rock-and-roll, rock candy, sway, rock and roll, stone, careen, rock'n'roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, tilt

  4. rocknoun

    (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable

    "he was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew

    Synonyms:
    rock-and-roll, rock candy, sway, rock and roll, stone, careen, rock'n'roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, tilt

  5. rock candy, rocknoun

    hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)

    Synonyms:
    rock-and-roll, sway, rock and roll, stone, careen, rock'n'roll, rock music, rock candy, rock 'n' roll, tilt

  6. rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock musicnoun

    a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

    "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."

    Synonyms:
    rock-and-roll, rock candy, sway, rock and roll, stone, careen, rock'n'roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, tilt

  7. rock, careen, sway, tiltverb

    pitching dangerously to one side

    Synonyms:
    disceptation, lean, rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll, inclination, sway, leaning, contention, careen, joust, tilt, rock'n'roll, controversy, disputation, contestation, stone, rock music, argument, rock and roll, arguing, list, rock candy

  8. rock, sway, shakeverb

    move back and forth or sideways

    "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

    Synonyms:
    escape from, stimulate, sway, persuade, excite, shake, shake off, didder, carry, throw off, swing, shake up, judder, agitate, stir

  9. rock, swayverb

    cause to move back and forth

    "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"

    Synonyms:
    carry, persuade, shake, sway, swing

Editors Contribution

  1. pop punk

    music style

    early 70 and 80s is pop punk style

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rocknoun

    Synonyms:
    stone (of large size)

  2. rockverb

    Synonyms:
    move backward and forward (as something that rests on a support)

  3. rockverb

    Synonyms:
    reel, totter, oscillate, move backward and forward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rocknoun

    Synonyms:
    bowlder, crag

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Rock":

    Jamal Bush, The Rockness Monstah, Jahmal Bush, Rock The Icon, The Icon

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. rock

    Synonyms:
    Crack cocaine, see there

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How to use rock in a sentence?

  1. Joe Rogan:

    Now we have old washed-up rock stars around the country like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell demanding Spotify censor Joe Rogan, or they can't play their music, what happened to Neil Young anyway? What happened to ‘Rockin in the Free World’ -- you might remember?

  2. Sean Gulick:

    We've never gotten a rock back from a peak ring to know if that's correct.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is ok if you talk to a rock, but it is not ok if you expect any reply!

  4. The Trinidad-born rapper:

    It's a rock and a hard place. I can't be as upset at that lady. I'm upset at the fraternity because what they're saying is a chant that's just completely disrespectful to the black race. As far as that lady goes -- man, that's an old lady, man. Let that lady be. it's hard to ridicule somebody for something that you continue to use in your music.

  5. Kevin Galer:

    The FBI is conducting deeper analyses of toxicological results, the statement said, warning that conclusions may take up to a month and urging patience during this process. PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN DIED AT SAME DOMINICAN RESORT COMPLEX FIVE DAYS BEFORE MARYLAND COUPLE IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES The bureau is conducting its analysis of toxicology results for three of the six U.S. tourists in the agencys Quantico Virginia labs, according to CBS News. The three casesappear to be the most recent deaths, which occurred within five days in May at Bahia Principe resorts that are nearly adjacent to each other in La Romana.Miranda Schaup-Werner of Allentown, Penn. collapsed and died on May 25 after having a drink from herrooms mini bar. Five days later, on May 30, a Maryland couple, Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day, were found dead in their room. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization were also assisting in trying to find what caused the deaths of the tourists. Dominican officials said that the agencies were conducting health and epidemiological inspections of resorts, though it was not clear which ones. CALIFORNIA MAN DIED IN APRIL AT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC RESORT AFTER DRINK FROM HOTEL ROOM MINIBAR, FAMILY SAYS Dominican authorities and resort officials have sought to downplay the significance of the deaths, suggesting that the tourists had died of natural causes. But preliminary results they reported that pointed at similar conditions, such as pulmonary edema -- where the lungs fill with fluid -- and heart attacks in some cases, prompted relatives to raise doubts and a lack of trust that they were being told the truth. Meanwhile, following news that at least two U.S. tourists who stayed at their resort suddenly fell critically ill in their rooms and died in the last 12 months, the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Punta Cana issued a public statement acknowledging the two tragedies and seeking to reassure the public that it is tightening oversight. The spotlight on deaths of tourists broadened from the Bahia Principe resort group to the Hard Rock hotel after news that Robert Wallace of California died there in April after abruptly falling ill, and that last year David Harrison of Maryland also died suddenly. In a statement to Fox News, hotel officials said they are deeply saddened by these two unfortunate incidents, and weextend our sincerest sympathy tothe families of Mr. Harrison and Mr. Wallace.We are currently waiting for official reports regarding these deaths. MARYLAND COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOTEL ROOM Fox News asked Hard Rock representatives on Sunday to comment on the two deaths, and to identify the companies they use to stock their minibars. Their statement did not answer the second question. We can assure you, the safety andhealth of our guestsis now, andhas always been our highest priority, the Hard Rock statement said. We currentlyimplementbeverage protocols, including purchasing sealed and unopenedproducts from licensed and reputable vendors, as well as dailyinspections ofall products served throughout the hotel bars and in-room liquor dispensers. Additionally, our team members are trained toinspect all supplies, equipmentand products that enter the property, it said. Of course, we will continue toevaluate and recalibrate our protocolsto strengthen and enhance guest safety. Hotel officials have not responded to a follow-up question by Fox News about when they implemented the protocol they described as their current one. Fox News has received scores of emails from people who say they fell critically ill after having a drink at the hotel or from the minibar in their room. Several had stayed at Hard Rock resort. Asked to comment on the Hard Rocks statement, they expressed skepticism. NY WOMAN CLAIMS SHE DRANK SODA BOTTLE FILLED WITH BLEACH AT SAME DOMINICAN RESORT WHERE 3 AMERICANS DIED On every occasion when I ordered drinks from the pool bar, the hotel lobby or casino bar the brand of liquor that I ordered was not served, several times I ordered Titos and soda for my wife and watched them pour the drink from a Titos bottle knowing 100 percent it was not Titos in that bottle.The same thing happened when I ordered a Johnnie Walker Black Label neat that was on display on the back bar shelf.The bartender grabbed the bottle, poured me the drink and what I received was a very low end, watered down tasting whiskey that was definitely not Johnnie Walker.


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