verb (used without object), throbbed, throb·bing.
Origin of throb
Examples from the Web for throb
No, it is not Ebola, though the throb of coverage would have it seem so.
The motor was started and the machinery began to hum and throb.Tom Swift and his Wireless Message|Victor Appleton
I had just tucked him in safely for the twentieth time when at 12.30 I heard the throb of an engine.Fanny Goes to War|Pat Beauchamp
But I was also nearer to Olivia, and every throb of my pulse was quickened by the mere thought of that.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
British Dictionary definitions for throb
verb throbs, throbbing or throbbed (intr)
Word Origin for throb
Word Origin and History for throb
mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps meant to represent in sound the pulsation of arteries and veins or the heart. Related: Throbbed; throbbing. The noun is first attested 1570s.