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1throb

intransitive verb \ˈthräb\

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

: to beat with a strong, steady rhythm

throbbedthrob·bing

Full Definition of THROB

1
:  to pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity
2
:  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

2throb

noun

: 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

1579
THROB Defined for Kids

1throb

verb \ˈthräb\
throbbedthrob·bing

Definition of THROB for Kids

1
:  to feel repeated pangs of pain <My head is throbbing.>
2
:  to beat hard or fast <Our hearts throbbed from fright.>
3
:  to beat or rotate in a normal way <The motor throbbed quietly.>

2throb

noun

Definition of THROB for Kids

1
:  2beat 2, pulse
2
:  pain that comes in repeated pangs

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