Meaning of throb

throb

Pronunciation: (throb), [key]
— v., n. throbbed, throb•bing,
—v.i.
  1. to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate.
  2. to feel or exhibit emotion: He throbbed at the happy thought.
  3. to pulsate; vibrate: The cello throbbed.
—n.
  1. the act of throbbing.
  2. a violent beat or pulsation, as of the heart.
  3. any pulsation or vibration: the throb of engines.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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