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throb

noun

1 throb

A deep pulsating type of pain.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more



2 throb

An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart):
— He felt a throbbing in his head.

synonyms: pounding, throbbing.

Roget 821: feeling; suffering etc. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response; sympathy etc. (love) 897; ... show more

verb

1 throb

Pulsate or pound with abnormal force.

Dutch: kloppen, trillen

2 throb

Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically.

synonyms: pulsate, pulse.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

3 throb

Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement.

synonyms: shiver, shudder, thrill.

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: ache, agonize, ail, anguish, arrhythmia, bar beat, barrage, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beating, bicker, blanch, blench, dance, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, downbeat ... show more.

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