throb
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throb
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to pulsate)
a. palpitar (heart)
His heart was throbbing as he took the stand to give evidence.Le palpitaba el corazón cuando subió al estrado a prestar declaración.
b. latir con fuerza (heart)
Paula's heart began to throb as he took her in his arms.Cuando él la tomó en sus brazos, a Paula le empezó a latir el corazón con fuerza.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(body part)
My finger started to throb painfully after the bee stung me.Cuando me picó la abeja, empecé a sentir un dolor punzante en el dedo.
My head was throbbing so much I thought I was going to be sick.Tenía unas punzadas tan fuertes en la cabeza que pensé que iba a vomitar.
2. (to vibrate)
a. vibrar
A Ferrari pulled up at the lights, its engine throbbing gently in neutral.Un Ferrari se paró en el semáforo, su motor vibrando suavemente en punto muerto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (pulsation)
a. el latido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All I could feel was the sound of my own heart pounding in my ears.Lo único que percibía eran los latidos de mi propio corazón martilleándome los oídos.
4. (vibration)
a. la vibración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On the floor, you could feel the throb of the generator downstairs.En el suelo, notabas la vibración del generador que había en el piso de abajo.
b. el zumbido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(sound)
The incessant throb of the ship's engines was always in the background.El zumbido incesante de los motores del barco estaba siempre presente como ruido de fondo.
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throb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of heart)
a. el palpitación f, latido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of engine)
a. el zumbido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (heart)
a. palpitar, latir
4. (engine)
a. zumbar
5. (drums)
a. retumbar
my head is throbbingme late la cabeza de dolor
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throb [θrɒb]
noun
[of heart etc] latido (m); pulso (m); [of engine] vibración (f);
intransitive verb
[+heart] latir; palpitar; [+engine] vibrar; [+wound, sore finger] dar punzadas
my head was throbbing la cabeza estaba a punto de estallarme de dolor; Berlin is throbbing with life Berlín está rebosante de vida
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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