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throb

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a rhythmic expanding and contracting
  • I seemed to feel anew the pain of her death with each throb of my heart

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throb

verb

Synonyms of throb (Entry 2 of 2)

to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
  • the car's stereo speakers throbbing with the song's bass line

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The first known use of throb was in the 15th century

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“Throb.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/throb. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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