outthrobbed

throb

[throb]
verb (used without object), throbbed, throbbing.
1.
to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate.
2.
to feel or exhibit emotion: He throbbed at the happy thought.
3.
to pulsate; vibrate: The cello throbbed.
noun
4.
the act of throbbing.
5.
a violent beat or pulsation, as of the heart.
6.
any pulsation or vibration: the throb of engines.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English *throbben, implied in present participle throbbant throbbing < ?

throbber, noun
throbbingly, adverb
outthrob, verb (used with object), outthrobbed, outthrobbing.
unthrobbing, adjective


3. See pulsate.
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throb (θrɒb)
 
vb , throbs, throbbing, throbbed
1.  to pulsate or beat repeatedly, esp with increased force: to throb with pain
2.  (of engines, drums, etc) to have a strong rhythmic vibration or beat
 
n
3.  the act or an instance of throbbing, esp a rapid pulsation as of the heart: a throb of pleasure
 
[C14: perhaps of imitative origin]
 
'throbbing
 
adj
 
'throbbingly
 
adv

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throb
mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps meant to represent in sound the pulsation of arteries and veins or the heart. The noun is first attested 1570s.
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throb (thrŏb)
v. throbbed, throb·bing, throbs
To beat rapidly or perceptibly, such as occurs in the heart or a constricted blood vessel. n.
A strong or rapid beat; a pulsation.

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