In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbthrobbing, throbbed
1(pulsate, vibrate)(pulse/heart) latir con fuerza(engine) vibrarthe city throbs with life — la ciudad vibra de actividad
2(with pain)his leg was throbbing — tenía un dolor punzante en la pierna
- my head is throbbing — me va a estallar la cabeza
1(of engine) vibración feminine(of heart) latido masculine
- His blood throbbed the throb of a deep drum; he tensed himself to strike.
- He could feel its palpitations and hear the insistent throb of blood in his veins.
- Sometimes the tape threatens to break up under the accumulated weight of Masuko's bass drum and the low throb of Fujii's synth.
- Ease on in to the cool interior and the steady throb of the reggae beat tells you that you are in Marley Country.
- The hum of high-powered machinery enveloped him instantly, the throb of massive generators pulsing through the room.
- She let out a sigh of relief as she felt the comforting throb of Sasaki's pulse in her fingers combined with her shallow breathing.
- She listened to her heartbeat as it thudded in her chest, and she felt the throb of Jason's heart beating through his chest as he lay against her.
- The only sound that filled the room was a high-pitched throb.
- In the distance, you hear the throb of drums from a workshop or a spontaneous drum-jam.
- Slowly, a rhythm grew inside my bosom, resulting in a pulsating throb of emotion from the bow to the instrument.
- The town is really just three main streets, South Street and Market Street and North Street, and about them bubbles a decorous throb of industriousness.
- As they drove along in silence, the sound of the wipers and the throb of the engine the only real sounds on this Sunday night, Karen waited for something from Roger.
- There is a throb of constant excitement, an irrepressible energy as palpable as the tangled screech of a bird chorus in the wash, glow and lightness before sunrise.
- How many Pagans are solitary because they can't handle the constant throb and beat and intrusion?
- Occasionally the drumline rides on a steady electronic throb, but that's it.
- Surrounded by dozens, she danced alone, eyes closed, her body feeling the pounding throb of the relentless bass beat.
- So it was that the faint throb of a boat engine and then the definite sound of contact between craft and rock resounded from the cliffs, reaching those on shore.
- A throb came to their ears, emanating from the ship's engines.
- The riff is undeniable and the bass throb is sleazy, but it would sound like hell worked into a DJ set.
- Check out the Kraftwerk-like throb and distanced lyricism of March, the second movement of Phil Kline's The Blue Room and Other Stories.
2(of wound, headache)dolor punzante masculine
- I reached out and poked it only to be rewarded with a throb of pain.
- Ignore the steady throb in your rapidly-swelling ankle, and the tearing pain in your knee.
- A distant throb ached in my head and I pressed the heels of my palms against my eyes; trying to drive out the shrillness in Niko's voice as he continued to yell across the field.
- It doesn't hurt as much as throb and that sensitive pain when I eat something hot or cold.
- He forced himself onto his knees, ignoring the dull throb of pain that threatened to flare up any second and crawled a few inches, feeling the air blindly in front of him, before stopping to listen.
- The pain in my arm had subsided to a dull throb and we both fell asleep straight away, completely exhausted.
- He had the pain under better control now; it was still there, but as a steady dull throb.
- Raven was about to respond scathingly but her wrist give an extra painful throb.
- The dull throb of joint pain and her increasing inability to make sense of the goings-on around her, kept her in one spot more and more.
- I still had all my indistinctive cuts, and the pulsating throb on my arm, beautiful quivering under the pressure of the gauze, wasn't helping much.
- It was not a blind, stabbing pain, but just a throb and a twinge.
- My eyes glued shut when I coughed and as I did so, a huge throb of pain went to my head again.
- I contemplated sitting up, but a throb of pain from my shoulder threw that idea out the window.
- As if in agreement, her arm gave another painful throb.
- The excited rhythm… overwhelms the pulsing throb of my headache".
- The dull pain, not even a throb, just a constant, nagging ache, seems to be inside your body, deep inside, rattling your bones, if that were possible.
- A white-hot throb of pain lanced through his leg, from ankle to knee.
- But the house standing behind me and a throb of pain in my hand wouldn't let me move.
- Then a pulsing throb like the beginnings of a migraine started deep in my temples.
- Perhaps it was the dull throb of pain or the tyre mark on my shoe that put me in a particularly vicious mood.
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