Throb Definition

thrŏb
throbbed, throbbing, throbs
verb
throbbed, throbbing, throbs
To beat strongly or fast; palpitate, as the heart under exertion.
Webster's New World
To beat, pulsate, vibrate, etc.
Webster's New World
To feel or express emotion; quiver with excitement.
Webster's New World
noun
throbs
The act of throbbing.
Webster's New World
A beating, pulsating, or vibration.
American Heritage
A beat or pulsation, esp. a strong one of the heart.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Throb

Noun

Singular:
throb
Plural:
throbs

Origin of Throb

  • Middle English throbben of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Appears 14th century; possibly of imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary

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