Definitions for: Throb


[n] an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
[n] a deep pulsating type of pain
[v] expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
[v] tremble convulsively
[v] pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of
the heart, pulse, etc.

My heart Throbs to know one thing. --Shak.

Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast. --Shak.


Throb, n.
A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a
violent beating; a papitation:

The impatient throbs and longings of a soul That pants
and reaches after distant good. --Addison.

Synonyms: pounding, pulsate, pulse, shiver, shudder, thrill, throbbing

See Also: ache, beat, beat, heartbeat, hurt, hurting, pain, pound, pulsation, pulse, smart, thump, tremble, twang

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