Meaning of ROCK in English
1 hard, stony part of the earth
▪ hard , solid
Solid ~ is broken down by weathering.
▪ jagged , rough , sharp
The ~s were slippery as I tried to climb them.
▪ bare , barren , exposed
Ahead the vegetation broke into bare ~.
▪ sheer , steep
The river runs between walls of sheer ~.
▪ liquid , molten
an avalanche of loose ~
Signs warn of the perils of falling ~.
▪ igneous , metamorphic , sedimentary , volcanic
▪ permeable ( esp. BrE ), porous
… OF ROCK
▪ chunk , lump , piece , slab
VERB + ROCK
▪ climb , skip ( AmE ), skip over
Lars taught me to skip ~s.
ROCK + VERB
~s that formed beneath the sea
▪ jut out
A great ~ jutted out into the water.
ROCK + NOUN
▪ formation , structure
▪ layer , strata
▪ cliff , ledge , outcrop , outcropping ( AmE )
▪ face , surface , wall
▪ 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.
▪ art , carvings , painting
▪ 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
▪ large , small
… 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.
▪ 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
one of the biggest bands on the ~ scene
▪ artist , drummer , guitarist , musician , singer
▪ hero , icon , idol , legend , star
influential ~ critics
She was a ~ chick through and through.
▪ culture , history
▪ radio , station
Ryan changed the radio to a ~ station.
▪ ~ and roll
the king of ~ and roll
The boat ~ed violently in the huge waves.
▪ gently , slightly
She gently ~ed the baby in her arms.
The boat ~ed slightly.
▪ 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
Rock is used with these adjectives: ↑ solid , ↑ steady
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012