Etymology
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throb (v.)

late 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps meant to represent in sound the pulsation of arteries and veins or the heart. Related: Throbbed; throbbing. The noun is first attested 1570s.

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Definitions of throb
1
throb (v.)
pulsate or pound with abnormal force;
Her heart was throbbing
my head is throbbing
throb (v.)
expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically;
Synonyms: pulsate / pulse
throb (v.)
tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement;
Synonyms: shudder / shiver / thrill
2
throb (n.)
a deep pulsating type of pain;
throb (n.)
an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart);
he felt a throbbing in his head
Synonyms: throbbing / pounding
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