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throb

throb

 
 
pronunciation:
thrab
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: throbbed, throbbing, throbs
definition 1: to beat, or feel one's blood beating, at an accelerated rate or level, as from emotion, exhaustion, stress, or the like.
The runner's legs throbbed with pain.
synonyms:
beat, pulsate, pulse
similar words:
ache, heave, palpitate, pound, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, twitch
definition 2: to sound with a pulsating or vibrating beat.
The motor throbbed and the boat weighed anchor.Her voice throbbed with longing.
synonyms:
pulsate, shudder, vibrate
similar words:
pound, quiver, shake
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of throbbing.
synonyms:
heat
similar words:
ache, pulse
definition 2: a single beat, pulse, or vibration.
synonyms:
beat, pulse, vibration
similar words:
flutter, palpitation, pulsation, quiver, stroke, tremor, twitch
derivation: throbbingly (adv.)
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