intransitive verb \ˈthräb\

: to feel a pain that starts and stops quickly and repeatedly

: to beat with a strong, steady rhythm


Full Definition of THROB

:  to pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity
:  to beat or vibrate rhythmically
throb·ber noun

Examples of THROB

  1. Her finger throbbed with pain.
  2. The music throbs with a Caribbean beat.
  3. drums throbbing in the distance

Origin of THROB

Middle English throbben
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with THROB



: a strong, steady beat

: pain that starts and stops quickly and repeatedly

Full Definition of THROB

:  beat, pulse

Examples of THROB

  1. the throb of the drums
  2. The pain has changed to a dull throb.

First Known Use of THROB



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