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“throb” in British English

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throbverb [ I ]

uk /θrɒb/ us /θrɑːb/ -bb-

to produce a strong, regular beat:

Both records have a good throbbing bass which is great to dance to.

If a part of your body throbs, you feel pain in it in a series of regular beats:

His head throbbed, and his body ached.
The throbbing pain in his leg was becoming unbearable.
noun [ S ] uk us

the throb of the engine
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(Definition of “throb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“throb” in American English

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throbverb [ I ]

us /θrɑb/ -bb-

to produce a regular, forceful beat:

His head throbbed with pain.
noun [ C/U ] us /θrɑb/

[ U ] We could feel the throb of the music from the party upstairs.

(Definition of “throb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)