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palpitate

verb [I] uk   /ˈpæl.pɪ.teɪt/  us   /-pə-/
(of the heart) to beat very fast and in a way that is not regular: My heart was palpitating with fear.
Translations of “palpitate”
in Vietnamese đập nhanh…
in Spanish palpitar…
in Thai เต้นรัว…
in Malaysian berdebar…
in French palpiter…
in German klopfen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (心臟)悸動…
in Indonesian berdebar-debar…
in Chinese (Simplified) (心脏)悸动…
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