Translation of "rock" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

The earthquake rocked the building.
rocker noun

one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.


a rocking-chair.

rocky adjective (comparative rockier, superlative rockiest)

which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe

inestable, poco firme
a rocky ride along the muddy track.
rockiness noun

rocking chair noun

a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.

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!

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