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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); A deep pulsating type of pain v. - Expand and contract rhythmically; Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement; Pulsate or pound with abnormal force.

Usage examples (36)
  • A ruptured disk, the feet or knees whose throb is just the way it is.
  • I'm reaching the major changes stage, and trying to figure out how to make it all work makes my brain throb. (wum, wum, wum.)
  • Something uplifting in the criminal action of the girl so touched Frederick that the nearness of tears called a throb to his throat.
  • My word of the day is "throb" ... but it's not about the romance novel I'm not reading. for more
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