|1.||[ verb ] move back and forth in an unstable manner|
"the ship was rocking" "the tall building swayed" "the tree shook in the wind"
|Related terms:||move_back_and_forth totter swag roll nutate rock wag rocking_chair rock|
|2.||[ verb ] move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner|
"He swung back"
|Related terms:||move_back_and_forth oscillate waver brachiate lash rock|
|3.||[ verb ] win approval or support for|
"Carry all before one" "His speech did not sway the voters"
|Related terms:||influence carry|
|4.||[ verb ] move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control|
|Synonyms:||wobble shift tilt careen|
|Related terms:||move totter rock wobbler|
|5.||[ noun ] controlling influence|
|Related terms:||power carry|
|6.||[ verb ] cause to move back and forth|
"rock the cradle" "rock the baby" "the wind swayed the trees gently"
|Related terms:||move rock rocker rock|
|7.||[ verb ] sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion|
"the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
|8.||[ noun ] (nautical) pitching dangerously to one side|
|Synonyms:||careen tilt rock|
|Related terms:||lurch swing rock careen rock|