I. intransitive verb (throbbed; throbbing) Etymology: Middle English throbben Date: 14th century 1. to pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity 2. to beat or vibrate rhythmically • throbber noun II. noun Date: 1579 beat, pulse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • throb — throb·ber; throb·bing·ly; throb·less; throb; …   English syllables

  • Throb — Throb, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Throbbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Throbbing}.] [OE. [thorn]robben; of uncertain origin; cf. Russ. trepete a trembling, and E. trepidation.] To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throb — Throb, n. A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation: [1913 Webster] The impatient throbs and longings of a soul That pants and reaches after distant good. Addison. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throb — was an American television sitcom broadcast in syndication from 1986 to 1988. It revolved around thirty something divorcee Sandy Beatty (Diana Canova) who gets a job at a small New Wave record label, Throb. Beatty s boss is Zach Armstrong… …   Wikipedia

  • throb — vb beat, *pulsate, pulse, palpitate throb n beat, pulsation, pulse, palpitation (see under PULSATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throb — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • throb — (v.) mid 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps meant to represent in sound the pulsation of arteries and veins or the heart. The noun is first attested 1570s …   Etymology dictionary

  • throb — [v] pulsate, beat flutter, palpitate, pitpat, pound, pulse, resonate, thrill, thump, tingle, tremble, twitter, vibrate; concepts 152,185 …   New thesaurus

  • throb — ► VERB (throbbed, throbbing) 1) beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm. 2) feel pain in a series of pulsations. ► NOUN ▪ a strong, regular beat or sound. ORIGIN probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • throb — [thräb] vi. throbbed, throbbing [ME throbben, prob. of echoic orig.] 1. to beat, pulsate, vibrate, etc. 2. to beat strongly or fast; palpitate, as the heart under exertion 3. to feel or express emotion; quiver with excitement n. 1. the act of… …   English World dictionary

  • throb — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dull ▪ steady ▪ the steady throb of the engine ▪ bass ▪ the opening bass throbs of the song …   Collocations dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”