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rocking

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in quaking, juddering

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rocking

verb
present participle of rock

Synonyms of rocking (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
  • the boat was rocking so much that several passengers felt seasick

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2 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side
  • the drunk rocked on his heels for a moment and then fell flat on his back

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4 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • the news of the mayor's sudden death rocked the city

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“Rocking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rocking. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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