Meaning of ROCK in English

ROCK

I.

noun

1 hard, stony part of the earth

ADJECTIVE

▪ hard , solid

Solid ~ is broken down by weathering.

▪ soft

▪ jagged , rough , sharp

▪ smooth

▪ flat

▪ slippery

The ~s were slippery as I tried to climb them.

▪ weathered

▪ bare , barren , exposed

Ahead the vegetation broke into bare ~.

▪ sheer , steep

The river runs between walls of sheer ~.

▪ overhanging

▪ liquid , molten

▪ crushed

▪ loose

an avalanche of loose ~

▪ falling

Signs warn of the perils of falling ~.

▪ igneous , metamorphic , sedimentary , volcanic

▪ permeable ( esp. BrE ), porous

… OF ROCK

▪ chunk , lump , piece , slab

VERB + ROCK

▪ form

▪ climb , skip ( AmE ), skip over

Lars taught me to skip ~s.

ROCK + VERB

▪ form

~s that formed beneath the sea

▪ jut out

A great ~ jutted out into the water.

ROCK + NOUN

▪ type

▪ formation , structure

▪ layer , strata

▪ cliff , ledge , outcrop , outcropping ( AmE )

▪ face , surface , wall

▪ crevice

▪ debris , dust , fragment , sample , specimen

▪ fall , slide

The path had been blocked by a ~ fall.

▪ crystal , salt

▪ climber , climbing

▪ pool ( esp. BrE ) (usually tide pool in AmE )

Children were looking for crabs in the ~ pools.

▪ quarry

▪ pile

▪ art , carvings , painting

▪ garden

PHRASES

▪ as hard as a ~ ( esp. AmE ), as hard as ~ ( esp. BrE )

▪ a layer of ~ , an outcrop of ~

The castle is perched on a massive outcrop of ~.

▪ sleep like a ~ ( AmE )

You slept like a ~ last night.

2 ( AmE ) small stone; stone that can be thrown

ADJECTIVE

▪ large , small

▪ heavy

… OF ROCKS

▪ mound , pile

VERB + ROCK

▪ pick up

▪ pelt sb with , throw

Protesters pelted the soldiers with ~s.

They used to throw ~s at neighborhood dogs.

3 music

ADJECTIVE

▪ live

▪ acid , alternative , arena ( esp. AmE ), blues , classic , country , folk , garage , glam , hard , heavy , indie , mainstream , modern , pop , progressive , psychedelic , punk , soft

▪ 60s , 80s , etc.

ROCK + NOUN

▪ anthem , ballad , number , riff , song , tune

▪ lyrics , music

▪ album , CD , record , video

▪ act , band , group , outfit

▪ concert , festival , gig ( esp. BrE )

▪ musical , opera , show , soundtrack

▪ club , venue

▪ scene

one of the biggest bands on the ~ scene

▪ artist , drummer , guitarist , musician , singer

▪ guitar

▪ hero , icon , idol , legend , star

▪ stardom

▪ critic

influential ~ critics

▪ fan

▪ chick

She was a ~ chick through and through.

▪ culture , history

▪ radio , station

Ryan changed the radio to a ~ station.

PHRASES

▪ ~ and roll

the king of ~ and roll

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ violently

The boat ~ed violently in the huge waves.

▪ gently , slightly

She gently ~ed the baby in her arms.

The boat ~ed slightly.

▪ slowly

▪ back and forth , backwards and forwards , from side to side , to and fro

He ~ed back and forth in his chair.

Rock is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ blast , ↑ boat , ↑ earthquake , ↑ explosion , ↑ scandal

Rock is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ baby , ↑ boat , ↑ chair , ↑ foundation , ↑ world

III.

adv.

Rock is used with these adjectives: ↑ solid , ↑ steady

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .