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rock

  
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      n  
1      (Geology)   any aggregate of minerals that makes up part of the earth's crust. It may be unconsolidated, such as a sand, clay, or mud, or consolidated, such as granite, limestone, or coal  
   See also       igneous       sedimentary       metamorphic  
2    any hard mass of consolidated mineral matter, such as a boulder  
3      (Chiefly U.S., Canadian, and Austral)   a stone  
4    a person or thing suggesting a rock, esp. in being dependable, unchanging, or providing firm foundation  
5      (Brit)   a hard sweet, typically a long brightly-coloured peppermint-flavoured stick, sold esp. in holiday resorts  
6    Slang   a jewel, esp. a diamond  
7       short for       rock salmon  
8    pl  
Taboo slang   the testicles  
9    Slang      another name for       crack       29  
10    between a rock and a hard place   having to choose between two equally unpleasant alternatives  
11    on the rocks  
a    in a state of ruin or destitution  
b    (of drinks, esp. whisky) served with ice  
     (C14: from Old French roche, of unknown origin)  
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rock, Rock, acid rock, Ayers Rock

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
be the best; shine; dominate
"He/She rocks!/ You rock!" - it's said with admiration for someone whom you consider the best
v.
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.

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