1 stone; boulder:
In the avalanche, the rocks thoroughly destroyed the ski lodge.
2 crag, tor, escarpment, scarp, Brit outcrop, US outcropping:
We used to go rock climbing when I had the strength.
3 on the rocks.
(a) on ice:
I'd like a whisky on the rocks, thanks.
(b) in (a) shambles, destroyed, in ruins, ruined, finished, broken-down, beyond repair:
He lost his job and his marriage went on the rocks.
(c) destitute, poverty-stricken, indigent, penniless, bankrupt:
Unable to find another job, he's been on the rocks for a year, now.
1 sway, swing, lull:
Her father used to rock her to sleep in his arms.
2 roll, reel, lurch, toss, swing, sway, wobble:
The building rocked so during the earthquake that I thought it was going to fall down
3 astound, astonish, shock, surprise, jar, stagger, amaze, stun, dumbfound or dumfound, daze, stupefy, overwhelm, disconcert, unnerve, Colloq set (someone) back on his or her or their heels, throw, rattle, shake up:
I was really rocked by the news that Sue was marrying Craig.