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English definition of “rock”

rock

verb (MOVE)    /rɒk/ US  /rɑːk/
C2 [I or T] to (cause someone or something to) move backwards and forwards or from side to side in a regular way: He picked up the baby and gently rocked her to sleep. If you rock back on that chair, you're going to break it.Shaking, swinging and vibrating [T] If a person or place is rocked by something such as an explosion, the force of it makes the person or place shake: The explosion, which rocked the city, killed 300.Shaking, swinging and vibrating
(Definition of rock verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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