A commonplace physical action wherein the entire body is subject to a side-to-side or front-to-back movement, frequently witnessed in children, as well as mature adults, with serious or massive mental incapacity, autism, or stereotypic movement disorder. Also known as: body rocking.

ROCKING: "She sat in the corner all day, rocking."
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