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Spanish translation of “rock”

rock

verb /rok/
to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side
balancear, mecer
The mother rocked the cradle This cradle rocks.
to swing (a baby) gently in one’s arms to comfort it or make it sleep
acunar, mecer
She rocked the baby to sleep in her arms.
to shake or move violently
sacudir
The earthquake rocked the building.
rocker noun one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.
balancín
a rocking-chair.
mecedora
rocky adjective (comparative rockier, superlative rockiest) which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe
inestable, poco firme
a rocky ride along the muddy track.
rockiness noun
inestabilidad
rocking chair noun a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
mecedora
rocking horse noun a toy horse which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
caballo de balancín
off one’s rocker mad; crazy
loco, que le falta un tornillo
She must be off her rocker to want to marry him!
(Definition of rock from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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