[ UK /θɹˈɒb/ ]
[ US /ˈθɹɑb/ ]
  1. pulsate or pound with abnormal force
    Her heart was throbbing
    my head is throbbing
  2. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  3. expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it
  1. a deep pulsating type of pain
  2. an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    he felt a throbbing in his head
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How To Use throb In A Sentence

  • ‘I want to come back when it's a bit quieter,’ I shouted over the din of amplified music, throbbing diesel generators and rattling joy rides.
  • Through her suit, Suzie Nova felt the diamantine exterior of the alien contraption throb faintly below her feet, alive with incomprehensible energies that course through it like blood through arteries.
  • Lawrence Pietroni has created two uniquely alluring charactersRuby and Isaand spins a story that feels mythical or folkloric, that is driven by a mystery, throbs with tension, and ends in conflagration. Ruby's Spoon: Summary and book reviews of Ruby's Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni.
  • There were dozens of glow-in-the-dark stars throbbing there, throwing their unnatural green light down to her.
  • The closely-packed _mitraille_ tore the icy crust into powder, fifty yards beyond the doomed bird, which settled, throbbing with a mortal tremor, upon the ice, shot through the head. Adrift in the Ice-Fields
  • THE next time you suffer toothache or throbbing back pain, blame it on evolution. The Sun
  • He was also aware of a throbbing under his right rib.
  • ‘I'm coming,’ he muttered, under his breath as he pulled on his bathrobe.
  • His demeanor, though somewhat guarded, is more small-town high school football star than newly minted teen heartthrob. TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 18TH | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews
  • One week after this story was written, the top 20 pop albums in the United States included records by fresh-faced adolescents the Beatles, teen sensation Bob Seger, twentysomething heartthrob Frank Sinatra, a barely-postpubescent but preternaturally-talented Bob Marley, recent high school graduate Rod Stewart, former boy band member Johnny Cash, newly-discovered youth sensation Barry White, and a band whose name is synonymous with "teenage rebellion": Pink Floyd. Sirilyan Diary Entry
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