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rock

verb /rok/
to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side
(se) balancer
The mother rocked the cradle This cradle rocks.
to swing (a baby) gently in one’s arms to comfort it or make it sleep
bercer
She rocked the baby to sleep in her arms.
to shake or move violently
ébranler
The earthquake rocked the building.
rocker noun one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.
bascule
a rocking-chair.
berceuse
rocky adjective which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe
chancelant
a rocky ride along the muddy track.
rockiness noun
caractère branlant
rocking chair noun a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
berceuse
rocking horse noun a toy horse which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
cheval à bascule
off one’s rocker mad; crazy
cinglé
She must be off her rocker to want to marry him!
(Definition of rock from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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