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Definition 1: an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where throb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt a throbbing in his head

Synonyms for throb in the sense of this definition

(throb is a kind of ...) the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

"he could feel the beat of her heart"

Definition 2: a deep pulsating type of pain - [noun denoting state]

(throb is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Definition 3: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for throb in the sense of this definition

(throb is a kind of ...) move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

Definition 4: expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically - [verb of motion]

Samples where throb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it

Synonyms for throb in the sense of this definition

(throb is a kind of ...) move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

(throb has a similar meaning as ...) move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

"the city pulsated with music and excitement"

Definition 5: pulsate or pound with abnormal force - [verb of perception]

Samples where throb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my head is throbbing
  • Her heart was throbbing

(throb is a kind of ...) be the source of pain

(... is a kind of throb ) twitch or throb with pain

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