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IngleseItaliano
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (individual stone)pietra nf
  sasso nm
 A demonstrator threw a rock.
 Un manifestante ha lanciato una pietra.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stone mass)masso nm
 A giant rock sits on the hill.
 Sopra la collina c'è un enorme masso.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. uncountable (hard substance: mineral)roccia nf
 We must dig through solid rock.
 Bisogna scavare la roccia compatta.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pop music: rock and roll) (musica)rock nm
  musica rock nf
 Elvis played rock.
 Elvis suonava rock.
rock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (shake violently)far oscillare, far tremare, far vibrare vtr
  scuotere vtr
 The explosion rocked the building.
 L'esplosione ha fatto tremare l'edificio.
 L'esplosione ha scosso l'edificio.
rock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make unstable)far oscillare vtr
 The rowers' movement rocked the boat.
 Il movimento dei rematori faceva oscillare la barca.
rock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move back and forth)oscillare, dondolare vi
 The chair began to rock.
 La sedia ha iniziato ad oscillare.
rock [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (baby: move side to side)cullare vtr
 The mother sang her baby a lullaby as she rocked him in her arms.
 La madre cantò una ninna nanna al suo bambino, mentre lo cullava tra le sue braccia.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (point of stability) (figurato: persona)supporto, sostegno nm
 My brother is my rock.
 Mio fratello è il mio supporto morale.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, uncountable (long stick of hard candy)stecche di caramelle nfpl
 She brought back sticks of rock from her holiday at the seaside.
 Ha riportato molte stecche di caramelle dalla sua vacanza al mare.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (diamond) (pietra preziosa)pietra nf
 That's quite a rock you're wearing.
 È una bella pietra quella che hai indosso.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (cocaine) (colloquiale)coca nf
 The junkies are smoking rock.
 I tossici stanno fumando coca.
rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rocking)rollio, dondolio nm
 The rock of the ship was hypnotic.
 Il rollio della barca era ipnotico.
rock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (shake violently)oscillare, tremare, vibrare vi
 The entire plane rocked.
 L'intero aereo ha tremato.
rock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (play rock music)suonare rock, suonare il rock, suonare musica rock vtr
 That new band likes to rock.
 A quel nuovo gruppo piace suonare rock.
rock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (be exciting) (colloquiale)essere uno sballo vi
  (colloquiale)essere figo, essere fico, essere una figata vi
  (gergale)spaccare vi
 This roller coaster rocks!
 Quest'ottovolante è uno sballo!
 Quest'ottovolante è una figata!
rock viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (dance to rock music)ballare vi
 The band is playing. Let's rock!
 La banda sta suonando. Balliamo!
rock [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (disturb, upset)scuotere vtr
 The crisis rocked them from their routine.
 La crisi li ha scossi dalla solita routine.
rock [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (clothing, look: wear with style) (vestiti, ecc.)stare bene in, stare alla grande in, stare bene con, stare alla grande con vi
  ostentare vtr
  (gergale)spaccare vi
Nota: Commonly used in the continuous.
 She's rocking the goth look today.
 Sta alla grande oggi con quel look gotico.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
acid rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (psychedelic music style) (genere musicale)acid rock nm
 The band plays acid rock.
alternative rock,
alternative music
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(genre of rock music) (genere musicale)rock alternativo nm
  (genere musicale)alternative rock nm
 The radio station plays a lot of alternative rock.
between a rock and a hard place exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (facing two bad choices)tra l'incudine e il martello espr
between the devil and the deep blue sea,
between a rock and a hard place,
between Scylla and Charybdis
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (facing a dilemma) (idiomatico: scelta difficile)tra l'incudine e il martello loc avv
curling rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport: heavy stone used in curling)stone per curling
 Curling rocks are made of granite.
don't rock the boat interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" figurative (do not cause trouble) (figurato)non creare problemi! inter
 The arrangements are already made, so don't rock the boat.
 È già tutto concordato, quindi non creare problemi.
folded rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock formation created by pressure) (geologia)roccia piegata nf
 You can clearly see the layers of folded rock in the side of the cliff.
folk rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music style)folk rock nm
garage rock,
garage
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: rock style)garage rock nm
 Garage rock is a style of music that was first played in the mid-1960s.
glacial meal,
rock flour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(glacier product) (geologia)farina glaciale nf
go rock climbing viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (scale mountains) (sport: arrampicata)arrampicare vi
  (sport)fare arrampicata vtr
hard rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heavy form of popular music)hard rock nm
 I prefer easy listening and jazz to hard rock.
hit rock bottom v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, slang (reach lowest, worst level) (idiomatico)toccare il fondo vtr
igneous rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock formed from molten lava)roccia magmatica nf
Little Rock (geography)Little Rock
mantle rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical geography) (geologia)mantello terrestre nf
parent rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (geology: bedrock)roccia genitrice nf
 Marble is formed from the parent rock of limestone.
Plymouth Rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock where Mayflower landed)roccia di Plymouth nf
Plymouth Rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (town in Massachusetts, USA) (città nel Massachusetts)Plymouth Rock nf
Plymouth Rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sea port in England) (porto in Inghilterra)Plymouth Rock nf
Plymouth Rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (American chicken breed) (razza di pollo)Plymouth Rock nm
punk rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. uncountable (anarchist music style) (musica)punk, punk rock nm
 Punk rock was popular in the late 1970s.
rock 'n' roll nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (50s and 60s pop music)rock 'n' roll, rock and roll nm
 Elvis Presley was perhaps the most famous rock 'n' roll performer ever.
rock 'n' roll nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock music)rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock nm
 Thomas enjoys listening to rock 'n' roll.
rock and roll,
rock 'n' roll
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(style of 1950s pop music)rock and roll nm
 Rock and roll was considered scandalous in the early 1950s. Elvis Presley was perhaps the most famous rock 'n' roll performer ever.
 All'inizio degli Anni Cinquanta il rock and roll era considerato scandaloso.
rock and roll,
rock 'n' roll
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(modern rock music)rock and roll nm
 I don't care for hip-hop or rap - I prefer rock and roll.
 Non mi piacciono l'hip-hop e il rap, preferisco il rock and roll.
rock and roll,
rock 'n' roll
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(music, singer)rock, rock and roll agg invar
rock band nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heavy pop music group)complesso rock nm
 Geoff plays drums in a rock band.
rock bass nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fish)Ambloplites rupestris nm
  boccapersico nm
rock bottom nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (lowest point) (figurato: morale)fondo nm
  (figurato: morale)punto più basso nm
 Dave was at rock bottom when his girlfriend left him.
rock candy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (confectionery in hard stick form)caramelle a bastoncino nfpl
 Rock candy is very bad for the teeth.
 Le caramelle a bastoncino fanno molto male ai denti.
rock candy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sweet consisting of giant sugar crystals)cristalli di zucchero nmpl
 When I was a kid we had a kit for growing rock candy from a sugar solution.
 Quando ero bambino, avevamo un kit per creare cristalli di zucchero a partire da una soluzione zuccherina.
rock climber nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who scales mountains)scalatore, rocciatore nm
 My friend the rock climber intends to scale Mount Everest this year.
 Il mio amico scalatore ha intenzione di scalare l'Everest quest'anno.
rock climbing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mountaineering) (sport)arrampicata, roccia nf
 Equipment for rock climbing is expensive at the professional level.
 L'attrezzatura da arrampicata di livello professionale è costosa.
rock cod nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fish)persico spigola nm
  pesce pietra nm
  scorfano nm
rock crystal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mineral: clear quartz)quarzo nm
 Rock crystal is mined in the Ural mountains.
rock dove,
rock pigeon
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(bird)piccione selvatico nm
rock face nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock: exposed vertical surface)parete rocciosa nf
rock festival nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (live rock-music event)festival rock nm
 Most rock festivals last at least two days.
 La maggior parte dei festival rock dura almeno due giorni.
rock garden nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rockery)giardino roccioso nm
 These plants are suitable for rock gardens.
rock hard,
rock-hard
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(very hard)duro come la roccia, duro come la pietra loc agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun.
rock hyrax nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal)irace del Capo nm
  procavia delle rocce nf
rock lobster nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (crustacean)aragosta nf
rock maple (sugar maple)acero zuccherino nm
  acero da zucchero nm
  acero del Canada nm
rock music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heavy form of pop music)musica rock nf
 Alex was listening to rock music in his bedroom.
 Alex stava ascoltando musica rock nella sua stanza.
rock on interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (expressing approval) (colloquiale)evvai, e vai inter
 “I'm going to get a new tattoo!” she exclaimed. "Rock on!" I replied.
 "Mi farò un altro tatuaggio!", esclamò lei. "Evvai!", replicai io.
rock out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." slang (listen to pop music)godersi il pop v rif
 Mary was wearing headphones and rocking out.
 Mary indossava le cuffie e si godeva il pop.
rock pool nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small body of seawater among rocks)pozza tra le rocce nf
 My daughter was fascinated by the starfish in the rock pool.
 Mia figlia era affascinata dalla stella marina nella pozza tra le rocce.
rock quarry nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (open pit)cava, cava di roccia nf
 The rock quarry is located in Eno State Park.
rock salmon nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fish used for food)spinarolo nm
rock salt nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sodium chloride occurring in rocks)salgemma nm
 Rock salt is mined at Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.
rock scorpion nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (arachnid that stings)scorpione sudafricano nm
 The rock scorpion is the longest scorpion in the world.
rock shrimp nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (freshwater crustacean)gambero di roccia nm
 The taste of rock shrimp is closer to lobster than shrimp.
rock singer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who sings rock music)cantante rock nm
 When I was a kid my favorite rock singer was Robert Plant.
 Quando ero piccolo il mio cantante rock preferito era Robert Plant.
rock slide,
rockslide
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(landslide on a rocky slope)frana, frana di roccia nf
 Last night's rock slide completely flattened three houses.
 La frana della notte scorsa ha totalmente raso al suolo tre case.
rock solid,
rock-solid
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(strong, sturdy)solido, massiccio agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun.
 The concrete walls of the building are rock-solid.
rock solid,
rock-solid
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (convincing, dependable)solido come una roccia loc agg
 The witness's alibi was rock-solid.
rocksteady nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music style: ska)rocksteady, rock steady nm
rock steady,
rock-steady
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(not fluctuating)stabile, fermo agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun.
rock the boat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (cause trouble) (idiomatico)mandare all'aria, seminare zizzania vtr
  portare guai vtr
rock [sb] to sleep v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (swing gently until asleep)cullare fino a far addormentare vtr
 The father gently rocked his baby son to sleep.
rock wall (wall of stones)muretto a secco nm
  muretto di pietre nm
rock wool,
mineral wool
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(insulating material)lana di roccia nf
rock wren nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small bird in western U.S.) (uccello)scricciolo di roccia nm
rock-bottom prices nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." informal (extremely low costs)prezzi stracciati, prezzi all'osso nmpl
 I don't know how they make any money with such rock-bottom prices.
 Non so come riescano a guadagnare qualcosa con questi prezzi stracciati.
seaside rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, uncountable (long stick of hard candy)seaside rock nm
 Julian bought a stick of seaside rock as a souvenir when he went to Brighton.
 Julian ha acquistato una seaside rock come souvenir quando è stato a Brighton.
sedimentary rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock formed from compacted minerals)roccia sedimentaria nf
 Limestone is a sedimentary rock, mostly formed from the shells of marine animals.
soft rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music genre)soft rock nm
sugar maple,
rock maple
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tree with sweet sap)acero da zucchero, acero zuccherino nm
volcanic rock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rock solidified on Earth's surface)roccia vulcanica nf
 Pumice stone is a type of volcanic rock.
 La pietra pomice è un tipo di roccia vulcanica.
You rock! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (you are great)Sei forte!, Sei grande!, Sei un grande!, Sei un mito!, Sei un genio! inter
  (gergale)Spacchi! inter
 Your painting is amazing—you rock!
You rock! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (thank you)Sei un tesoro!, Sei un grande!, Sei il migliore!, Sei un mito! inter
 You made lunch for me? You rock!
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