Translation of "rock" - English-French dictionary

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!

(Translation of “rock” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)