verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- (de un lado a otro) to shake; (para arriba y para abajo) to shake o/or jog up and down el viento zarandeaba las rosas the wind buffeted o/or shook the roses hay que ver cómo lo zarandearon en el examen they certainly put him through his paces o/or gave him a hard ride in the exam [familiar/colloquial] la vida lo ha zarandeado mucho he has taken some hard knocks in his life
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (zarandearse)
- (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) nos zarandeamos mucho durante el vuelo we got shaken around o/or buffeted a lot during the flight ¡qué manera de zarandearse este tren! this train's shaking around/bumping up and down like anything [familiar/colloquial] el barco se zarandeó mucho durante la travesía the boat rocked o tossed o pitched about a lot during the crossing
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