Synonyms of rock in English

: rock1rock2

rock1


See definition of rock

verb

1‘the ship rocked on the water’

SYNONYMS

move to and fro, move backwards and forwards, move back and forth, sway, swing, see-saw

roll, pitch, plunge, toss, lurch, reel, list

wobble, undulate, oscillate

pitchpole

2‘the building began to rock on its foundations’

SYNONYMS

shake, vibrate, quake, tremble

3‘Wall Street was rocked by the news and shares fell 4.3 per cent’

SYNONYMS

stun, shock, stagger, astound, astonish, amaze, startle, surprise, dumbfound, daze, shake, shake up, set someone back on their heels, take aback, throw, unnerve, disconcert


Synonyms of rock in English

: rock1rock2

rock2


See definition of rock

noun

1‘a narrow gully strewn with rocks’

SYNONYMS

boulder, stone

Australian informal goolie

2‘a castle built on a rock’

SYNONYMS

crag, cliff, tor, outcrop, outcropping

3‘he was the rock on which his whole family relied’

SYNONYMS

foundation, cornerstone, support, prop, mainstay, backbone

tower of strength, pillar of strength, bulwark, anchor, source of protection, source of security

4‘she was wearing a massive rock on her fourth finger’

SYNONYMS

diamond, precious stone, jewel


Phrases

    on the rocks

      1‘Sue's marriage was on the rocks’

      SYNONYMS

      in difficulty, in trouble, breaking down, practically over, heading for divorce, heading for the divorce courts

      informal

      in tatters, in pieces, destroyed, shattered, ruined, beyond repair

      informal

      kaput, done for, toast

      2‘he ordered a Scotch on the rocks’

      SYNONYMS

      with ice, on ice