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1 a deep pulsating type of pain
2 an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart); "he felt a throbbing in his head" [syn: throbbing, pounding]


1 pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
2 expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it" [syn: pulsate, pulse]
3 tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement [syn: shudder, shiver, thrill] [also: throbbing, throbbed]

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  1. To pound or beat rapidly or violently
  2. To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm

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To pound or beat rapidly or violently
To vibrate or pulsate with a steady rhythm


A beating, vibration or palpitation

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Throb was a sitcom syndicated from 1986 to 1988 in the US on the Fox Network. It revolved around thirty-something divorcee Sandy Beatty who gets a job at a small New Wave record label, Throb. Beatty's boss is Zach Armstrong, who looks like Michael J. Fox but dresses like Don Johnson. Beatty also has a 12-year old son named Jeremy.
Most notable was that it was the first time much of the American TV audience saw Jane Leeves, who later gained fame as Daphne Moon on Frasier. Also notable is the casting of a young Paul Walker, who played Jeremy Beatty for the first season. Walker became a certified leading man in Hollywood some 15 years later, especially after his breakthrough role in The Fast and the Furious.
The show was distributed by Procter & Gamble Productions.


Diana Canova - Sandy Beatty Jonathan Prince - Zachary Armstrong Paul Walker - Jeremy Beatty (1986-87) Sean de Veritch - Jeremy Beatty (1987-88) Maryedith Burrell - Meredith Jane Leeves - "Blue" (Prudence Anne Bartlett) Richard Cummings, Jr. - Phil Gaines

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