Translation of "rock" - English-German dictionary


verb /rok/

to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side

The mother rocked the cradle
This cradle rocks.

to swing (a baby) gently in one’s arms to comfort it or make it sleep

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

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

She must be off her rocker to want to marry him!

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