THROB, v.i. [perhaps allied to drive and to drub; at least its elements and signification coincide.] To beat, as the heart or pulse, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate. The heart throbs with joy, desire of fear; the violent action of the heart is perceived by a throbbing pulse.
THROB, n. A beat or strong pulsation; a violent beating of the heart and arteries; a palpitation.