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
    informal

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

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

    informal

    kaput, done for, toast

    2‘he ordered a Scotch on the rocks’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    with ice, on ice