verb (used without object), throbbed, throb·bing.
Origin of throb
Examples from the Web for throbbing
As my injured leg improves, my left leg starts aching, then throbbing, near my hip.
“The room would just be throbbing,” actress Anjelica Huston recalled to NPR.
Usually I am completely unaware of my eyeballs, and yet right now, they are throbbing?
Historically, migraines were labeled a hysterical female condition, characterized by throbbing, one-sided, nauseating pain.Why Everything from Frigid Temperatures to Lightning Can Induce Migraines|Caitlin Dickson|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From my neck to my temples, there is a throbbing soreness on both sides of my face, all radiating from the hinge of my jawbone.
Earl placed an elbow on his knee, using his hand as a rest for his throbbing temples.The Hindered Hand|Sutton E. Griggs
The sunshine, blazing through the open window, accelerated the throbbing in his temples.Phases of an Inferior Planet|Ellen Glasgow
But not on her own account had she that throbbing fear at her heart; she felt for her mistress alone.Gladys, the Reaper|Anne Beale
The drums took on a rhythm, a throbbing in 5/8 time, rapid, venomous.West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
But next day, the throbbing feeling of insufferable coldness in the foot compelled me to return at once.The Story of John G. Paton|James Paton
verb throbs, throbbing or throbbed (intr)
Word Origin 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.