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    What's the meaning of "rock"

    I've heard the word "rock" used as a verb, but cannot understand the meaning of it, as in the following phrase: "Peter, you rock!". Can anyone help me???
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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

    Quote Originally Posted by Claudia220962 View Post
    I've heard the word "rock" used as a verb, but cannot understand the meaning of it, as in the following phrase: "Peter, you rock!". Can anyone help me???
    This is a quite informal (though increasingly common) usage - especially on the Internet. If something 'rocks' it's good; if something's bad, it 'sucks'.

    (I'm assuming that you're talking about the verb 'rock'. "Peter, you rock" could also use 'rock' as a noun: "Peter, you dependable person". "Peter" is a very appropriate name, in fact - it's a biblical pun: "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church."/Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petrum aedificabo ecclesiam meam.)

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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

    Thank you! It's crystal clear now!
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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

    Yeah so if my best friend said that:" you rock". Is it good or bad? Can you tell me? Thanks.

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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

    It's very good . The friend is expressing extreme admiration in a personal way - saying you're very good, and they value you for it.

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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

    Quote Originally Posted by tomboy186 View Post
    Yeah so if my best friend said that:" you rock". Is it good or bad? Can you tell me? Thanks.
    Is as if they said "you are really cool"

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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

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    It is as if they said "you are really cool"
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    Re: What's the meaning of "rock"

    Thanks alot. I am very happy to know that. Cool

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    I think terhi's 'is' was /is/ rather than /iz/, which makes it more understandable - still not right though!

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