rock to

rock someone to something

to help someone, usually an infant, get to sleep by rocking in a rocking chair, cradle, or carriage. It is best to rock the baby to sleep after you feed her. Somehow she learned to rock herself to sleep.
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She was to be left on the rock to perish, an end to one of her race more terrible than death by fire or torture, for is it not written in the book of the tribe that there is no path through water to the happy hunting-ground?
Hook rose to the rock to breathe, and at the same moment Peter scaled it on the opposite side.
As auxiliary to this scarcity of fuel, one of the large springs which abound in that country gushed out of the side of the ascent above, and, after creeping sluggishly along the level land, saturating the mossy covering of the rock with moisture, it swept around the base of the little cone that formed the pinnacle of the mountain, and, entering the canopy of smoke near one of the terminations of the terrace, found its way to the lake, not by dashing from rock to rock, but by the secret channels of the earth.
Yet it were madness to spring for that narrow slit with nought but the wet, smooth rock to cling to.
As soon, however, as the sun came out, I lay down on the top of that rock to dry myself.
I could not believe such wickedness, and ran along the shore from rock to rock, crying on them piteously.
I could no longer hold myself back, but ran to the seaside and out, from one rock to another, as far as I could go.
Nicholas, when the string broke, and he tumbled down the bank, bumping from rock to rock and bush to bush, and leaving the red cloak fluttering like a bloody banner in the air.
In a few minutes he dropped down from the rock to the beach and walked up to them.
They would rock to and fro, head to head, each waiting for his chance, till the beautiful, statue-like group melted in a whirl of black-and-yellow coils and struggling legs and arms, to rise up again and again.
I am inclined to think that a good mountaineer like myself could ascend the rock to the top, though he would, of course, be no nearer to the plateau when he had done so.
We visited, also, a new chapel, in the midst of the town, which is built around a boulder some twelve feet long by four feet thick; the priests discovered, a few years ago, that the disciples had sat upon this rock to rest, once, when they had walked up from Capernaum.
I knocked pieces into the wall of the rock to hang my guns and all things that would hang up; so that, had my cave been to be seen, it looked like a general magazine of all necessary things; and had everything so ready at my hand, that it was a great pleasure to me to see all my goods in such order, and especially to find my stock of all necessaries so great.
8220;Ask a Vet: How Can I Get My Rock to Stop Peeing Outside the Box?
When the big molten blobs of rock cooled, they shrank, and that caused the solid rock to fracture," says Thomas Kalakay, a geologist at Vanderbilt University.