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To move up and down or backwards and forwards - thesaurus

Synonyms

swing

verb

to move, or to make something move, backward and forward or from one side to another, especially from a fixed point

bounce

verb

if a ball or other object bounces, or if you bounce it, it hits a surface then immediately moves away from it

rock

verb

to move backward and forward or from side to side in a gentle way

sway

verb

to move or swing gently from side to side

vibrate

verb

to shake very quickly with small movements

flutter

verb

to move up and down or from side to side with short, quick, light movements, or to make something move in this way

wobble

verb

to rock slightly from side to side, or to make something do this

oscillate

verb

physics to move continuously from side to side at a steady speed around a central point

shake

verb

to make many quick small movements up and down, or side to side

wave

verb

to move smoothly and gently from side to side

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agitate

verb

formal to shake something

bob

verb

to move up and down with short regular movements, especially on water that is rising and falling

bounce

verb

if a person or vehicle bounces or is bounced, they move up and down as if they are on springs

bump

verb

to move with rough up and down movements, especially over a surface that is not even

dandle

verb

old-fashioned to move a baby or young child up and down gently on your knee or in your arms

fan

verb

to move a flat object backward and forward in front of your face in order to make you feel less hot

flap

verb

if a bird’s wings flap, or if the bird flaps them, they move quickly up and down

flap

verb

to move noisily up and down or from side to side, especially in the wind

flourish

verb

to wave something in the air so that people notice it

fluff

verb

to shake something so that more air goes into it and it becomes larger and softer

flutter

verb

to move through the air with short, quick, light movements

heave

verb

to move up and down with large regular movements

jiggle

verb

to move slightly up and down or from side to side more than one time

jiggle

verb

to make something move in this way

joggle

verb

informal to move in different directions with sudden quick small movements, or to make something move in this way

judder

verb

to shake violently

nod

verb

literary if a plant or other long object nods, its top part moves slightly forward several times

palpitate

verb

mainly literary to shake slightly and quickly

put up

to raise something, especially so that it is ready to use

quake

verb

if something such as a building quakes, it shakes violently

quiver

verb

to shake with short quick movements

rattle

verb

to knock things together, or to shake them so that they rattle

rock

verb

to make someone or something move backward and forward or from side to side in a gentle way

rock

verb

if an explosion or earthquake rocks something, it makes it shake violently

rock

verb

if something rocks, it shakes violently as a result of an explosion or an earthquake

roll

verb

to move from side to side, or to make something do this

scissor

verb

to move something, especially your legs, backward and forward in the way that scissors move

shake

verb

to move something quickly up and down or side to side

shake out

to shake a cloth, sheet, piece of clothing, etc. so that dust and dirt fall off

shudder

verb

if something shudders, it shakes violently several times

sway

verb

to make something move or swing from side to side

swing

verb

to move backward and forward on a seat called a swing

toss

verb

to make something move up and down or from side to side

tremble

verb

to shake slightly

undulate

verb

mainly literary to move gently up and down in the shape of waves on the ocean

waggle

verb

to move up and down or from side to side with short quick movements, or to make something move that way

wave

verb

to move something around in the air

wiggle

verb

to make short quick movements from side to side, or to move something in this way

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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