Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “rocks”


noun     /rɒks/
on the rocks having serious difficulties and likely to fail soon : The business had lost a lot of money and was on the rocks.
(Definition of rocks noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rocks

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More