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(intransitive) to rock or sway to and fro
(transitive) to rock (a baby in one's arms or in a pram)
a rocking motion
Word Origin
from Old English scūdan to shake
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  • I had to put a reef in crinny line, cos it showd, and it tuk ma's pach-wurk quilt to mak my bussel big enuf for stile.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • I was showd up to the visters gallary, so as I culd get a good vue of the fite wot was goin on tween the grangers and coalers.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • I was in de war wid my marster, an' he showd good blood to de Yankees.

    Unfettered Sutton E. Griggs

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