Translation of "rock" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

rock

verb uk us /rɒk/ US  /rɑːk/

[ I or T ] to (cause someone or something to) move backwards and forwards or from side to side in a regular way

(使)搖晃,(使)搖動
He picked up the baby and gently rocked her to sleep. 他抱起了嬰兒輕輕搖著哄她入睡。
If you rock back on that chair, you're going to break it. 你坐在那把椅子上要是往後搖,椅子會散架的。

[ T ] If a person or place is rocked by something such as an explosion, the force of it makes the person or place shake

使劇烈震動;使猛烈搖動
The explosion, which rocked the city, killed 300. 這次爆炸使整座城市劇烈震動,致使300人喪生。

[ T ] If an event rocks a group of people or society, it causes feelings of shock

使震驚;使震動;驚嚇
The managing director's resignation rocked the whole company. 總經理的辭職震驚了整個公司。

(Translation of “rock verb” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)