heart skips a beat

Definition of heart skips a beat

informal

  1. When you say that your heart skipped a beat or that something made your heart skip a beat, it means that you suddenly became very surprised, excited, or nervous about something. When I learned I was on live television, my heart skipped a beat. The news was enough to make his heart skip a beat.

Word by Word Definitions

heartplay
  1. :  a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

    :  a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

    :  breast, bosom

  1. :  love

    :  hearten

    :  to fix in the heart

skipplay skips
  1. :  to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip

    :  to bound off one point after another :  ricochet

    :  to leave hurriedly or secretly

  1. :  a light bounding step

    :  a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

    :  an act of omission or the thing omitted

  1. :  the captain of a side in a game (such as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action

    :  skipper

  1. :  to act as skipper of

beatplay
  1. :  to strike repeatedly:

    :  to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain

    :  to walk on :  tread

  1. :  a single stroke or blow especially in a series

    :  pulsation, tick

    :  a sound produced by or as if by beating (see 1beat)

  1. :  being in a state of exhaustion :  exhausted

    :  sapped of resolution or morale

    :  of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. :  beatnik


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