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synonyms for rock the boat

  • cause trouble
  • challenge the status quo
  • complain
  • disagree
  • disturb
  • disturb the balance
  • make a stink
  • make waves
  • not conform
  • object
  • protest
  • stir things up
  • upset the apple cart
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How to use rock the boat in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Hoosier hurried on board the boat, and followed Dick's instructions to the letter.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many branches, and make a noise as unclean roots upon the top of a rock.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The Comet started on her first trip up the Arkansas, being the first steam boat that ascended that river.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
That he laughed at their folly, and went himself in the boat, ordering his men to take a strong cable along with them.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Many of them were wounded and the worst of these were put into a picket boat which had just that moment come along.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
This was very agreeable; but he was, nevertheless, greatly relieved when a boat came in sight sailing toward him.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The third boat and kite had been damaged beyond repair, but the two left were sufficient.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
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