the steady throb of the engine


the opening bass throbs of the song

feel, hear
throb of

a throb of pain


The vein at his temple throbbed angrily.

begin to, start to
make sth

The noise made my head throb.


Her head throbbed with pain.

Throb is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ache, ↑head, ↑heart, ↑pain, ↑temple, ↑vein

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • throb — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • throb — (v.) 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • throb — [v] pulsate, beat flutter, palpitate, pitpat, pound, pulse, resonate, thrill, thump, tingle, tremble, twitter, vibrate; concepts 152,185 …   New thesaurus

  • throb — ► VERB (throbbed, throbbing) 1) beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm. 2) feel pain in a series of pulsations. ► NOUN ▪ a strong, regular beat or sound. ORIGIN probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • throb — [thräb] vi. throbbed, throbbing [ME throbben, prob. of echoic orig.] 1. to beat, pulsate, vibrate, etc. 2. to beat strongly or fast; palpitate, as the heart under exertion 3. to feel or express emotion; quiver with excitement n. 1. the act of… …   English World dictionary

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