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Verb: throb (throbbed,throbbing)  thrób
  1. Pulsate or pound with abnormal force
    "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
     
  2. Expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    "The baby's heart was throbbing again after the surgeon massaged it";
    - pulsate, pulse
     
  3. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    - shudder, shiver, thrill
Noun: throb  thrób
  1. A deep pulsating type of pain
     
  2. An instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    "he felt a throb in his head";
    - throbbing, pounding

Derived forms: throbbing, throbs, throbbed

Type of: ache, beat, heartbeat, hurt, hurting, pain, pound, pulsation, pulse, smart, thump, tremble

Encyclopedia: Throb