throb

  • 1throb — throb·ber; throb·bing·ly; throb·less; throb; …

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  • 2Throb — 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… …

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  • 3Throb — 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] …

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  • 4Throb — 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… …

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  • 5throb — vb beat, *pulsate, pulse, palpitate throb n beat, pulsation, pulse, palpitation (see under PULSATE) …

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  • 6throb — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7throb — (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 …

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  • 8throb — [v] pulsate, beat flutter, palpitate, pitpat, pound, pulse, resonate, thrill, thump, tingle, tremble, twitter, vibrate; concepts 152,185 …

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  • 9throb — ► 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 …

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  • 10throb — [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… …

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  • 11throb — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dull ▪ steady ▪ the steady throb of the engine ▪ bass ▪ the opening bass throbs of the song …

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  • 12throb — throb1 [θrɔb US θra:b] v past tense and past participle throbbed present participle throbbing [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from the sound] 1.) if a part of your body throbs, you have a feeling of pain in it that regularly starts and stops ▪ …

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  • 13throb — 1. To pulsate. 2. A beating or pulsation. * * * throb thräb vi, throbbed; throb·bing to pulsate or pound esp. with abnormal force or rapidity <a finger throbbing from an infected cut> throb n a single pulse of a pulsating movement or… …

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  • 14throb — [[t]θrɒ̱b[/t]] throbs, throbbing, throbbed 1) VERB If part of your body throbs, you feel a series of strong and usually painful beats there. His head throbbed... [V with n] Presently George s ankle began to throb with pain. [V ing] ...the… …

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  • 15throb — throb1 [ θrab ] verb intransitive 1. ) if a painful part of your body throbs, the pain comes and goes again and again in a regular pattern 2. ) if your heart throbs, it beats much harder and faster than usual 3. ) if something such as an engine… …

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  • 16throb — I UK [θrɒb] / US [θrɑb] verb [intransitive] Word forms throb : present tense I/you/we/they throb he/she/it throbs present participle throbbing past tense throbbed past participle throbbed 1) if a painful part of your body throbs, the pain comes… …

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  • 17throb — [[t]θrɒb[/t]] v. throbbed, throb•bing, n. 1) phl to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate 2) to feel or exhibit emotion 3) to pulsate or vibrate, as a sound 4) phl a violent… …

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  • 18throb — throbber, n. throbbingly, adv. /throb/, v., throbbed, throbbing, n. v.i. 1. to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate. 2. to feel or exhibit emotion: He throbbed at the happy… …

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  • 19throb — 1 verb (I) throbbed, throbbing 1 if a part of your body throbs, you get a regular feeling of pain in it: Her foot was throbbing with pain. 2 if music or a machine throbs it makes a sound with a strong regular beat 3 if your heart throbs, it beats …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20throb — 1. verb her arms and legs throbbed with tiredness Syn: pulsate, beat, pulse, palpitate, pound, thud, thump, drum, thrum, pitter patter, go pit a pat, quiver; rare quop 2. noun the throb of the ship s engines Syn: pulsation …

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