check/take/feel someone's pulse

Definition of check/take/feel someone's pulse

  1. :  to measure how fast someone's heart is beating

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  exposure of a chess king to an attack from which he must be protected or moved to safety

    :  a sudden stoppage of a forward course or progress :  arrest

    :  a checking of an opposing player (as in ice hockey)

  1. :  to put (a chess king) in check

    :  rebuke, reprimand

    :  to slow or bring to a stop :  brake

  1. : used to express assent or agreement

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

    :  to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

    :  to undergo passive experience of

  1. :  sensation, feeling

    :  the sense of touch

    :  the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  the edible seeds of various crops (as peas, beans, or lentils) of the legume family

    :  a plant yielding pulse

  1. :  the regular expansion of an artery caused by the ejection of blood into the arterial system by the contractions of the heart

    :  the palpable beat resulting from such pulse as detected in a superficial artery

    :  the number of individual beats in a specified time period (as one minute)

  1. :  to exhibit a pulse or pulsation :  throb

    :  to drive by or as if by a pulsation

    :  to cause to pulsate

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a brief usually trivial fact

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