Pronunciation Verb

throb (throbs, present participle throbbing; past and past participle throbbed)

  1. (intransitive) To pound or beat rapidly or violently.
  2. (intransitive) To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm.
  3. (intransitive, of a body part) To pulse (often painfully) in time with the circulation of blood.
Translations Translations Noun

throb (plural throbs)

  1. A beating, vibration or palpitation.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗:
      My bosom was now bare, and rising in the warmest throbs, presented to his sight and feeling the firm hard swell of a pair of young breasts, such as may be imagin'd of a girl not sixteen, fresh out of the country

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