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rock

verb /rok/
to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side
schaukeln
The mother rocked the cradle This cradle rocks.
to swing (a baby) gently in one’s arms to comfort it or make it sleep
wiegen
She rocked the baby to sleep in her arms.
to shake or move violently
ins Wanken bringen
The earthquake rocked the building.
rocker noun one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.
die Kufe
a rocking-chair.
der Schaukelstuhl
rocky adjective which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe
wackelig
a rocky ride along the muddy track.
rockiness noun
die Wackeligkeit
rocking chair noun a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
der Schaukelstuhl
rocking horse noun a toy horse which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
das Schaukelpferd
off one’s rocker mad; crazy
übergeschnappt
She must be off her rocker to want to marry him!
(Definition of rock from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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