|—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|
|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]|
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.