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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rock  \Rock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rocked};p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Rocking}.]  [AS.  roccian  akin  to  Dan.  rokke  to  move  to 
  snake;  cf  Icel.  rukkja  to  pull  move  G.  r["u]cken  to  move 
  push  pull.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  sway  backward  and  forward,  as  a  body  resting 
  on  a  support  beneath;  as  to  rock  a  cradle  or  chair;  to 
  cause  to  vibrate;  to  cause  to  reel  or  totter. 
  A  rising  earthquake  rocked  the  ground.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  move  as  in  a  cradle;  hence  to  put  to  sleep  by  rocking; 
  to  still  to  quiet.  ``Sleep  rock  thy  brain.''  --Shak. 
  Note:  Rock  differs  from  shake,  as  denoting  a  slower,  less 
  violent,  and  more  uniform  motion,  or  larger  movements. 
  It  differs  from  swing,  which  expresses  a  vibratory 
  motion  of  something  suspended. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rocking  \Rock"ing\,  a. 
  Having  a  swaying,  rolling,  or  back-and-forth  movement;  used 
  for  rocking. 
  {Rocking  shaft}.  (Mach.)  See  {Rock  shaft}. 

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