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throb

 (thrŏb)
intr.v. throbbed, throb·bing, throbs
1. To beat rapidly or violently, as the heart; pound.
2. To feel or be subjected to a pulsating pain: My toe was throbbing after I stubbed it.
3. To vibrate, pulsate, or sound with a steady pronounced rhythm: boat engines throbbing.
n.
A beating, pulsating, or vibration.

[Middle English throbben, of imitative origin.]

throb′bing·ly adv.
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throb

(θrɒb)
vb (intr) , throbs, throbbing or throbbed
1. to pulsate or beat repeatedly, esp with increased force: to throb with pain.
2. (of engines, drums, etc) to have a strong rhythmic vibration or beat
n
the act or an instance of throbbing, esp a rapid pulsation as of the heart: a throb of pleasure.
[C14: perhaps of imitative origin]
ˈthrobbing adj
ˈthrobbingly adv
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throb

(θrɒb)

v. throbbed, throb•bing,
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.
3. to pulsate or vibrate, as a sound.
n.
4. a violent beat or pulsation, as of the heart.
5. any pulsing or vibrating sound.
6. the act of throbbing.
[1325–75; Middle English *throbben, implied in present participle throbbant throbbing, of uncertain orig.]
throb′ber, n.
throb′bing•ly, adv.
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throb


Past participle: throbbed
Gerund: throbbing

Imperative
throb
throb
Present
I throb
you throb
he/she/it throbs
we throb
you throb
they throb
Preterite
I throbbed
you throbbed
he/she/it throbbed
we throbbed
you throbbed
they throbbed
Present Continuous
I am throbbing
you are throbbing
he/she/it is throbbing
we are throbbing
you are throbbing
they are throbbing
Present Perfect
I have throbbed
you have throbbed
he/she/it has throbbed
we have throbbed
you have throbbed
they have throbbed
Past Continuous
I was throbbing
you were throbbing
he/she/it was throbbing
we were throbbing
you were throbbing
they were throbbing
Past Perfect
I had throbbed
you had throbbed
he/she/it had throbbed
we had throbbed
you had throbbed
they had throbbed
Future
I will throb
you will throb
he/she/it will throb
we will throb
you will throb
they will throb
Future Perfect
I will have throbbed
you will have throbbed
he/she/it will have throbbed
we will have throbbed
you will have throbbed
they will have throbbed
Future Continuous
I will be throbbing
you will be throbbing
he/she/it will be throbbing
we will be throbbing
you will be throbbing
they will be throbbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been throbbing
you have been throbbing
he/she/it has been throbbing
we have been throbbing
you have been throbbing
they have been throbbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been throbbing
you will have been throbbing
he/she/it will have been throbbing
we will have been throbbing
you will have been throbbing
they will have been throbbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been throbbing
you had been throbbing
he/she/it had been throbbing
we had been throbbing
you had been throbbing
they had been throbbing
Conditional
I would throb
you would throb
he/she/it would throb
we would throb
you would throb
they would throb
Past Conditional
I would have throbbed
you would have throbbed
he/she/it would have throbbed
we would have throbbed
you would have throbbed
they would have throbbed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throb - a deep pulsating type of pain
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
2.throb - an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
heartbeat, beat, pulse, pulsation - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
Verb1.throb - pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
hurt, smart, ache - be the source of pain
twang - twitch or throb with pain
2.throb - expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
pulsate, quiver, beat - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
thump, beat, pound - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
3.throb - tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
tremble - move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
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throb

verb
1. pulsate, pound, beat, pulse, thump, palpitate His head throbbed.
2. vibrate, pulse, resonate, pulsate, reverberate, shake, judder (informal) The engines throbbed.
noun
1. pulse, pounding, beat, thump, thumping, pulsating, palpitation The bruise on his stomach ached with a steady throb.
2. vibration, pulse, throbbing, resonance, reverberation, judder (informal), pulsation His head jerked up at the throb of the engine.
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throb

verb
To make rhythmic contractions, sounds, or movements:
noun
A periodic contraction or sound of something coursing:
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Translations
نَبْض، خَفَقان، دَقيَخْفُقيَخْفِقُيَخْفُقُ بالألَميَدُق، يَنْبُض
klapatpravidelně jítpravidelný chodpulzovatškubat
dunkedunkenslåbankebanken
tykyttää
jako kucati
berregberregésdobogás
malareglulegur slátturslá ótt og títtvera aî springa
動悸を打つ
두근거리다
spurdėtistuksenimasstuksentitvinkčiojimas
drebēšanadrebētpulsācijapulsētsisties
pravidelne ísťpravidelný chod/tep
udarjati
banka
เต้นเป็นจังหวะ
zonklamakatmakçarpmakdüzenli çalışmakvuruş
đau dai dẳng

throb

[θrɒb]
A. N [of heart etc] → latido m, pulso m; [of engine] → vibración f
B. VI [heart] → latir, palpitar; [engine] → vibrar; [wound, sore finger] → dar punzadas
my head was throbbingla cabeza estaba a punto de estallarme de dolor
Berlin is throbbing with lifeBerlín está rebosante de vida
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

throb

[ˈθrɒb]
n
[heart] → palpitation f
[engine] → vrombissement m
[pain] → élancement m
vi
(= beat) [heart, pulse] → palpiter
(= make sound) [engine] → vrombir; [music, beat] → pulser
(= hurt) [pain, wound] → causer des élancements
my head is throbbing → j'ai des élancements dans la tête
a throbbing pain → une douleur pulsatile, des élancements
to throb with pain [sb's head, ankle]
George's ankle began to throb with pain
BUT La cheville de George commença à l'élancer.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

throb

vi (engine)klopfen, hämmern; (drums, gunfire)dröhnen; (heart, pulse)pochen, klopfen; (painfully: wound) → pochen, pulsieren, klopfen; (very strongly) → hämmern; (fig: with life, activity) → pulsieren (→ with vor +dat, → mit); my head was still throbbing (with pain)ich hatte immer noch dieses Pochen im Kopf; my head is throbbingich habe rasende Kopfschmerzen; a street throbbing with peopleeine Straße, die von Menschen wimmelt
n (of engine)Klopfen nt, → Hämmern nt; (of drums, gunfire)Dröhnen nt; (of heart, pulse, wound)Klopfen nt, → Pochen nt, → Hämmern nt; the throb of lifeder Pulsschlag des Lebens
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throb

[θrɒb]
1. n (of heart) → palpito, battito; (of pain) → fitta; (of music) → battito; (of engine) → vibrazione f; (of drum) → rullio
2. vi (heart) → palpitare, battere forte; (wound) → pulsare; (engine) → vibrare
my head is throbbing → mi martellano le tempie
throbbing with life (fig) (town) → pullulante di vita
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throb

(θrob) past tense, past participle throbbed verb
1. (of the heart) to beat. Her heart throbbed with excitement.
2. to beat regularly like the heart. The engine was throbbing gently.
3. to beat regularly with pain; to be very painful. His head is throbbing (with pain).
noun
a regular beat. the throb of the engine / her heart / her sore finger.
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throb

يَخْفِقُ pulzovat dunke pochen πάλλω latir con fuerza, sentir pinchazos tykyttää palpiter jako kucati pulsare 動悸を打つ 두근거리다 kloppen pulsere mocno bić palpitar ощущение пульсации banka เต้นเป็นจังหวะ zonklamak đau dai dẳng 悸动
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

throb

n. latido, pulsación, palpitación;
v. latir, palpitar, pulsar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

throb

vi (pret & pp throbbed; ger throbbing) (pain) doler con cada latido del corazón
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References in classic literature ?
Continually, and in a thousand other ways, did she feel the innumerable throbs of anguish that had been so cunningly contrived for her by the undying,the ever-active sentence of the Puritan tribunal.
It beats and throbs like a pulsating heart within her iron ribs, and when it stops, the steamer, whose life is not so much a contest as the disdainful ignoring of the sea, sickens and dies upon the waves.
Alone, in the presence of all the luxury which surrounded him; alone, in the presence of his power; alone, with the part he was about to be forced to act, Philippe for the first time felt his heart, and mind, and soul expand beneath the influence of a thousand mutable emotions, which are the vital throbs of a king's heart.