Translation of "rock" - English-Traditional 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. 山和懸崖都是由岩石構成的。
The boat struck a rock outside the bay and sank. 船在海灣外撞上了一塊礁石,沉沒了。

[ C ] a piece of rock or stone

The demonstrators were hurling rocks at the police. 示威者向員警投擲石塊。
rocks [ plural ]

a line of large stones sticking up from the sea

The storm forced the ship onto the rocks. 暴風雨致使這艘輪船觸礁。

[ 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? 你看見他結婚周年紀念時送給她的鑽石有多大個了嗎?

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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 搖滾樂隊
a rock star 搖滾歌星

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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. 他抱起了嬰兒輕輕搖著哄她入睡。
If you rock back on that chair, you're going to break it. 你坐在那把椅子上要是往後搖,椅子會散架的。

[ 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. 這次爆炸使整座城市劇烈震動,致使300人喪生。

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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. 總經理的辭職震驚了整個公司。

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