Translation of zarandear in English:

zarandear

to shake, v.

transitive verb

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    (de un lado a otro) to shake
    (para arriba y para abajo) to shake up and down
    (para arriba y para abajo) to jog up and down
    el viento zarandeaba las rosas the wind buffeted / shook the roses
    • hay que ver cómo lo zarandearon en el examen they certainly put him through his paces / gave him a hard ride in the exam
    • la vida lo ha zarandeado mucho he has taken some hard knocks in his life

pronominal verb

Latin America
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    nos zarandeamos mucho durante el vuelo we got shaken around / buffeted a lot during the flight
    • ?qué manera de zarandearse este tren! this train's shaking around/bumping up and down like anything
    • el barco se zarandeó mucho durante la travesía the boat rocked / tossed / pitched about a lot during the crossing