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rock in Earth sciences topic

rockrock2 ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION to move gently backwards and forwards or from side to side, or to make something do thissway She covered her face, rocking to and fro in her grief. The waves rocked the boat from side to side. Paul sat gently rocking the child in his arms. Jim rocked with laughter when he heard what had happened.see thesaurus at move2 [transitive]SHOCK a) to make the people in a place or organization feel very shocked – used in news reports syn shake The scandal rocked the nation. b) to make the future of something seem less certain or steady than it was before, especially because of problems or changes syn shake Another financial blow has rocked the industry. The theory rocked the foundations of social and moral life.3 rock the boat4 [transitive]HE if an explosion or earthquake rocks an area, it makes it shake Residents had only a few minutes to escape before the blast rocked their houses.5 somebody/something rocks6 rock somebody’s world7 rock a trend/look etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rockThey may soon be getting free bus passes but they know how to rock.She rocked back and forth; her whimpers seemed to hold all the pain in the world.The chair squeaked as I rocked back and forth.Uncle Maury laughed until he was rocking back and forth.The law firm was rocked by accusations of bribery and dishonesty.The company was rocked by massive changes in the computer business.Glenda sat beside the cradle, gently rocking it from side to side.She rocked it roughly, loathing it, and the baby grew hysterical.The scandal has rocked the banking world.Waves from a passing freighter rocked the boat.The sound was shaking the roof and rocking the floor.Rob Rio and the Revolvers rocked while sequined and tuxedoed revelers danced amid a plethora of King Tut-like splendor.rocked with laughterThe dealing-room rocked with laughter upon news of his flight.