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Princeton's WordNet

  1. throbnoun

    a deep pulsating type of pain

  2. throb, throbbing, poundingverb

    an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

    "he felt a throbbing in his head"

  3. throbverb

    pulsate or pound with abnormal force

    "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"

  4. pulsate, throb, pulseverb

    expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

    "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

  5. shudder, shiver, throb, thrillverb

    tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement


  1. throbnoun

    A beating, vibration or palpitation

  2. throbverb

    To pound or beat rapidly or violently

  3. throbverb

    To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm

Webster Dictionary

  1. Throbverb

    to beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; -- said of the heart, pulse, etc

  2. Throbnoun

    a beat, or strong pulsation, as of the heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation:


  1. Throb

    Throb is an American television sitcom broadcast in syndication from 1986 to 1988, created by Fredi Towbin. It revolved around thirty-something divorcee Sandy Beatty who gets a job at a small New Wave record label, Throb. Beatty's boss is Zach Armstrong, who looks like Michael J. Fox but dresses like Don Johnson. Beatty also has a 12-year old son named Jeremy. Beatty's best friend was Meredith, a single teacher who lived in her building, and her co-workers included hip business manager Phil Gaines, and Prudence Anne Bartlett, nicknamed Blue. During the second season, Sandy moved from her original apartment to the recently vacated penthouse in her building. She took in her co-worker, Blue, to help with rent, but the differences between straitlaced Sandy and the very free-spirited Blue became more pronounced as they both lived and worked together. Notably, it was the first time much of the American TV audience saw Jane Leeves, who later gained fame as Daphne Moon on Frasier. Also notable is the casting of a young Paul Walker, who played Jeremy Beatty for the first season. Walker became a leading man in Hollywood some 15 years later, particularly after his breakthrough role in The Fast and the Furious.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Throb

    throb, v.i. to beat or palpitate, as the heart or pulse, with more than usual force:—pr.p. throb′bing; pa.t. and pa.p. throbbed.—n. a beat or strong pulsation.—adv. Throb′bingly.—adj. Throb′less. [M. E. throbben; cf. L. trepidus, trembling.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of throb in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of throb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of throb in a Sentence

  1. Rabindranath Tagore:

    The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

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  • pulsieren, Pochen, klopfen, schlagenGerman
  • palpitarSpanish
  • jyskytys, tykyttää, jyskyttää, tykytys, sykintä, sykkiäFinnish
  • pulsation, vibrer, battement, battre, palpiter, résonnerFrench
  • plosgadh, plosgScottish Gaelic
  • pulsazione, battere, battito, palpito, picchiare, pulsareItalian
  • どきどきJapanese
  • whētukiMāori
  • kloppen, vibreren, trillen, geklopDutch
  • pulsaRomanian
  • пульсация, биение, стучаться, биться, пульсироватьRussian
  • bulta, dunkaSwedish

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. incumbent
    • B. foreordained
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. contagious

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