Translation of "rock" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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rock noun (STONE)

B1 [ C or U ] the dry solid part of the earth's surface, or any large piece of this that sticks up out of the ground or the sea

Mountains and cliffs are formed from rock. 山和悬崖都是由岩石构成的。
The boat struck a rock outside the bay and sank. 船在海湾外撞上了一块礁石,沉没了。

[ C ] a piece of rock or stone

The demonstrators were hurling rocks at the police. 示威者向警察投掷石块。
rocks [ plural ]

a line of large stones sticking up from the sea

The storm forced the ship onto the rocks. 暴风雨致使这艘轮船触礁。

[ C ] slang for a valuable stone used in jewellery, especially a diamond

Have you seen the size of the rock he gave her for their anniversary? 你看见他结婚周年纪念时送给她的钻石有多大个了吗?

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rock noun (MUSIC)

A2 [ U ] a type of popular music with a strong, loud beat that is usually played with electric guitars and drums

a rock group 摇滚乐队
a rock star 摇滚歌星

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rock verb (MOVE)

C2 [ I or T ] to (cause someone or something to) move backwards and forwards or from side to side in a regular way

He picked up the baby and gently rocked her to sleep. 他抱起了婴儿轻轻摇着哄她入睡。
If you rock back on that chair, you're going to break it. 你坐在那把椅子上要是往后摇,椅子会散架的。

[ T ] If a person or place is rocked by something such as an explosion, the force of it makes the person or place shake.

The explosion, which rocked the city, killed 300. 这次爆炸使整座城市剧烈震动,致使300人丧生。

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rock verb (SHOCK)

[ T ] If an event rocks a group of people or society, it causes feelings of shock.

The managing director's resignation rocked the whole company. 总经理的辞职震惊了整个公司。

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(Translation of “rock” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)