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pulsenoun [C]

 us   /pʌls/
biology a ​regularrhythm made by ​blood being moved through ​yourbody by ​yourheart, esp. when it is ​felt at the ​wrist or ​side of the ​neck physics A pulse is also a ​singleburst of ​light or some other ​form of ​energy that is ​sudden and ​strong.

pulseverb [I]

 us   /pʌls/
to move with a ​regularbeat: The ​music pulses with ​soul, ​Creole, and Cuban ​rhythms.
(Definition of pulse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"pulse" in British English

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pulsenoun

uk   us   /pʌls/
  • pulse noun (REGULAR BEAT)

C1 [C] the ​regularbeating of the ​heart, ​especially when it is ​felt at the ​wrist or ​side of the ​neck: The child's pulse was strong/​weak. Exercise ​increasesyour pulse rate.take sb's pulse to ​hold someone's ​wrist and ​count how many ​times the ​heartbeats in one ​minute [C] a ​shortperiod of ​energy that is ​repeatedregularly, such as a ​short, ​loudsound or a ​shortflash of ​light: The ​data, ​normallytransmittedelectronically, can be ​changed into pulses of ​light.
  • pulse noun (FOOD)

pulses [plural] specialized seeds such as ​beans or peas that are ​cooked and ​eaten: Pulses ​includepeas, ​lentils, and ​chickpeas.

pulseverb [I]

uk   us   /pʌls/
(Definition of pulse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pulse" in Business English

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pulsenoun

uk   us   /pʌls/
have/keep your finger on the pulse (of sth) to be or remain completely aware of what is ​happening in a ​situation: He is a ​talented journalist with his ​finger on the pulse of the younger ​generation. Most good ​agentskeep their fingers on the pulse of the ​housingmarket.
(Definition of pulse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pulse”
in Korean 맥박…
in Arabic نَبْض…
in Malaysian denyutan nadi…
in French pouls…
in Russian пульс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 規律跳動, 脈搏, (聲波或光波的)脈衝…
in Italian polso, battito…
in Turkish nabız, nabız atışı…
in Polish puls, tętno…
in Spanish pulso…
in Vietnamese nhịp đập, mạch…
in Portuguese pulso…
in Thai ชีพจร…
in German der Puls…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese 脈拍, 鼓動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 规律跳动, 脉搏, (声波或光波的)脉冲…
in Indonesian denyut nadi…
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