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English definition of “throb”

throb

verb [I]
 
 
/θrɒb/ (present participle throbbing, past tense and past participle throbbed)
PART OF THE BODY If a part of your body throbs, you feel pain in it in a series of regular beats: My head was throbbing.Pain and painful
SOUND OR MOVEMENT to make a strong, regular sound or movement: The whole house throbbed with the music.Shaking, swinging and vibrating
throb noun [C] the throb of the engine
(Definition of throb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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