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throb

verb \ ˈthräb \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of throb

throbbed; throbbing
intransitive verb
1 :to pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity
2 :to beat or vibrate rhythmically

throbber

noun

Examples of throb in a Sentence

  1. Her finger throbbed with pain.

  2. The music throbs with a Caribbean beat.

  3. drums throbbing in the distance

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Origin and Etymology of throb

Middle English throbben

throb Synonyms


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throb

noun

Definition of throb

Examples of throb in a Sentence

  1. the throb of the drums

  2. The pain has changed to a dull throb.

Recent Examples of throb from the Web

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First Known Use of throb

1578

throb Synonyms


THROB Defined for English Language Learners

throb

verb

Definition of throb for English Language Learners

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

  • : to beat with a strong, steady rhythm


throb

noun

Definition of throb for English Language Learners

  • : a strong, steady beat

  • : pain that starts and stops quickly and repeatedly


THROB Defined for Kids

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throb

verb \ ˈthräb \

Definition of throb for Students

throbbed; throbbing
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.

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throb

noun

Definition of throb for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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throb

intransitive verb \ ˈthräb \

medical Definition of throb

throbbed; throbbing
:to pulsate or pound especially with abnormal force or rapidity
  • a finger throbbing from an infected cut

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throb

noun

medical Definition of throb

:a single pulse of a pulsating movement or sensation
  • a sudden throb of pain


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