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Meaning of THROB

Pronunciation:  thrâb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head"
  2. [n]  a deep pulsating type of pain
  3. [v]  expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
  4. [v]  tremble convulsively
  5. [v]  pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"

THROB is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: pounding, pulsate, pulse, shiver, shudder, thrill, throbbing
 See Also: ache, beat, beat, heartbeat, hurt, hurting, pain, pound, pulsation, pulse, smart, thump, tremble, twang



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Throb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Throbbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Throbbing}.] [OE. [thorn]robben; of uncertain origin; cf.
    Russ. trepete a trembling, and E. trepidation.]
    To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity;
    to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of
    the heart, pulse, etc.
          My heart Throbs to know one thing.       --Shak.
          Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast. --Shak.
  2. \Throb\, n.
    A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a
    violent beating; a papitation:
          The impatient throbs and longings of a soul That pants
          and reaches after distant good.          --Addison.