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noun rock pronunciation in British English /rɒk/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the hard solid substance that forms part of the Earth’s surface

    We had to dig down through a twelve-inch layer of rock.

    1. a.
      [countable] a large piece of stone that rises up from the ground or from under the sea

      a castle built on a big rock

      the Rock of Gibraltar

    2. b.
      [countable] a large piece of stone lying on the ground

      She ran over the fallen rocks towards him.

    3. c.


      [plural] a group of rocks along the edge of the land or under the surface of the sea

      The waves crashed against the rocks.

    4. d.
      [countable] American a small stone
  2. 2



    rock music

    [uncountable] rock music

    a rock star

  3. 3
    [uncountable] British a hard sweet in the shape of a solid tube called a stick. Rock is usually sold in seaside towns and has the name of the town written in it.
  4. 4
    [countable] informal a jewel, especially a diamond
  5. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    kick rocks to leave the current location; often used to express frustration by the resident as part of them telling another person to leave

    You've been nothing but trouble, so it's time for you to kick rocks!

    Submitted by Jason Renshaw (origin-old friend named Justin) from United States on 19/08/2014


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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