- (de un lado a otro) to shake; (para arriba y para abajo) to shake o jog up and down el viento zarandeaba las rosas the wind buffeted o shook the roses hay que ver cómo lo zarandearon en el examen they certainly put him through his paces o gave him a hard ride in the exam [colloquial/familiar] la vida lo ha zarandeado mucho he has taken some hard knocks in his life
zarandearse v pron
- (esp AmL) nos zarandeamos mucho durante el vuelo we got shaken around o buffeted a lot during the flight ¡qué manera de zarandearse este tren! this train's shaking around/bumping up and down like anything [colloquial/familiar] 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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