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rock2

rock2

 
pronunciation:
rak
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, adjective
phrases:
rock the boat
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rocked, rocking, rocks
definition 1: to sway strongly back and forth or from side to side.
synonyms:
pitch, roll, sway, wobble
similar words:
jerk, lurch, quake, seesaw, shake, swing, toss, turn, waver
definition 2: to move back and forth in a rocking chair.
definition 3: to play, listen to, or dance to rock music.
similar words:
boogie, dance, jam, jive, swing
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to move back and forth or from side to side, esp. with a gentle motion so as to lull (a child) to sleep.
similar words:
cradle, lull
definition 2: to affect strongly; move emotionally; shock; disturb.
The stock market fall rocked the nation.
synonyms:
floor, jar, jolt, shake, shock, stagger, stun
similar words:
agitate, astound, convulse, rattle, stupefy, unsettle, upset
definition 3: to cause to shake violently; disrupt.
Stop rocking my tree house!
synonyms:
jolt, rattle, shake
similar words:
agitate, jar, jerk, sway, unsettle, upset
phrase: rock the boat
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a swinging or swaying movement, as in a boat or rocking chair.
synonyms:
pitch, roll, sway
similar words:
swing
definition 2: a form of popular music derived from rhythm-and-blues, with a strongly accented beat and usu. played on electronically amplified instruments, esp. guitars; rock-'n'-roll.
synonyms:
rock-'n'-roll
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to rock-'n'-roll.
similar words:
pop
derivation: rockingly (adv.)
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