Meaning of “rock” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /rɒk/
MOVE [ I, T ]

to move backwards and forwards or from side to side, or to make someone or something do this:

She rocked back and forth on her chair.
He gently rocked the baby to sleep.

to shock a large number of people:

[ often passive ] The country has been rocked by a series of drug scandals.
→ See also rock the boat

(Definition of “rock verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)