rock

I. n
1.
a gem, diamond
2.
crack, cocaine. The term has been used for many years by dealers and users to denote any crystalline preparation of a narcotic. In the USA in the late 1980s, rock is the most widespread generic term for crack among law-enforcers and breakers.
A $15 "rock" - costing about the same as two cinema tickets - contains six "hits", enough to keep two people high for 90 minutes.' (Independent, 24 July 1989)
3.
the Rock
3a. Gibraltar
3b. Alcatraz, the escape-proof island prison (now closed) in San Francisco Bay, USA
II. vb
to be exciting, cool. The usage began as an Americanism but is now heard in all English-speaking areas. In the USA it sometimes occurs in the form 'rock out'.
Their new single rocks.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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